What is Unconventional Historian?

Hello friends! My name is Rory and I have my bachelor’s degree in history, with a minor in anthropology, and a certificate in museum studies. For the past eight years, I have been working in museums, which are a wonderful place to learn about how to make history both accessible and interesting. I specialize in public history–history that goes beyond the traditional academic format and settings. To me, public history is a chance to change the outdated stereotypes of history. It’s not boring old dusty tomes and a thousand dates to remember. History is a story. History is many stories about many different things and I’d like to share those stories with you.

You will find that my blog is not set up in a traditional manner. That is because I do not tackle one single topic on this blog; it’s a space to learn and a bit experimental. I began this blog as an independent study course and initially took on local history as my focus but that was never my intention for this blog. I wanted to expand into all sorts of strange and interesting topics, globally.

Currently, I’m still finding my niche, but this blog will continue to update with fun articles (both local and global) so please enjoy!