“Publication, Public Scholarship, and Blogging”

Wednesday, 18 October, 3:30-4:45 pm, 355 Rolvaag Memorial Library, St. Olaf

John Fea, Professor of History, Messiah College

This event is open to all Carleton and St. Olaf faculty and staff

John Fea, Professor of American History and Chair of the History Department at Messiah College, will discuss the possibilities, challenges, and pitfalls of blogging as scholarship and as a mode of public engagement. Fea blogs daily at The Way of Improvement Leads Home. His publications include The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural Enlightenment in Early America (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008), Was America Founded as a Christian Nation?: A Historical Introduction (Westminster/John Knox Press, 2011), Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past (Baker Academic, 2013), and The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society (Oxford, 2016).

This event is generously supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Broadening the Bridge Grant and cosponsored by the Center for Innovation in the Liberal Arts at St. Olaf and the Perlman Center for Teaching and Learning (LTC) at Carleton.