The History Club

Jason Steinhauer
Where the past informs the present and the future
Created 13 Jan 2021
  • #ConstitutionDAO puts the museum world on notice
    21 Nov 2021 • 11 min read • 0 4
    One of the many Internet memes created while #ConstitutionDAO raised $40M+ to purchase a copy of the U.S. Constitution. This week I, essentially, watched my book play out in real time as a pool of cry...
  • Will history museums survive the pandemic?
    11 Nov 2021 • 7 min read
    Amid a surging COVID-19 virus and a tumultuous U.S. Presidential election, History Club held a conversation last fall on the future of museums. At the time, I shared statistics from an American Allian...
  • "History, Disrupted" is now available for pre-order
    31 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 1
    “History, Disrupted: How Social Media and the World Wide Web Have Changed the Past” is now available for pre-order on or from your local, independent book seller. If you’ve been a member of...
  • The case for historical literacy
    24 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 4 0
    A Civil War-era photograph captioned as the 1st Louisiana Native Guard. The image is actually of a studio photograph of Union troops taken in Philadelphia, probably in early 1864. Media Literacy Week ...
  • Is Congress Too Old to Regulate Big Tech?
    14 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    From right to left with current ages: Senators Chuck Schumer (70), Diane Feinstein (88), Patrick Leahy (81), and Chuck Grassley (88) conduct a Congressional hearing. Source: ABC News. When I began wor...
  • Chinese American veterans of WWII
    03 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    A wreath laying ceremony at the World War II Memorial on the National Mall honored Chinese American soldiers in the Second World War, September 29, 2021. Photo by the author. This week my wife and I p...
  • Decentralizing the national narrative
    23 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    History Club is live from New York this week as we team up with Unfinished Live, a two-day tech festival at Hudson Yards, New York City. Decentralizing the National Narrative This week’s conversation ...
  • Live, from New York! (pt. 2)
    16 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    History Club returns next week with a special event live from New York City! We’re thrilled to be participating in Unfinished Live, a two-day conference featuring technologists, journalists, thought l...
  • Why history matters to journalism
    12 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    A panel conversation at The Association of LGBTQ Journalists titled “History Matters” featured journalist Sherry Boschert, author Helen Zia, NY Times contributor Linda Villarosa, and public historian ...
  • What happened to America’s labor unions?
    02 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union (ILGWU) protest against apparel imports, April 1983. Source: Library of Congress. Earlier this summer my wife and I went to an outdoor party at a neighbor’...
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