I'm a history lover, a historian of early America, and the Digital Projects Editor for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.
I have a strong interest in the social and cultural history of the revolutionary and early republic periods.
I hold a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Davis, where I studied with 2-time Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Alan Taylor.
Why a Podcast?
I started Ben Franklin’s World because I wanted to connect my fellow history lovers with the work of professional historians.
I believe that history is the key to understanding who we are and how we can affect a better future.
I want to help you better understand your past by introducing you to historical people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world.
For More Information
If you would like more information about my historical research and writing, or if you would like to view my CV, please visit my personal website, lizcovart.com