Blogs & Journals

Active History
A website that connects the work of historians with the wider public and the importance of the past to current events.

Age of Revolutions
An open access, peer-reviewed, online journal dedicated to “participating in the humanities, surveying revolutionary changes in history, encouraging the comparative study of revolutions, and exploring the hopes imbued in the term ‘revolution.’”

American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati Blog
The Institute’s blog features writing on the legacy of the American Revolution, editorials, education, exhibitions, and news from the Institute.

Argonauta is a quarterly publication of the Canadian Nautical Research Society.

Black Perspectives
Black Perspectives is the leading online platform for public scholarship on global Black thought, history, and culture.

Borealia is a collaborative blog about the Indigenous, French, British, early national, and environmental histories of northern North America, now known as Canada, to about 1914.

A destination for exploring and exchanging ideas about early American history and culture. A bit less formal than a scholarly journal, a bit more scholarly than a popular magazine, Commonplace speaks—and listens—to scholars, museum curators, teachers, hobbyists, and just about anyone interested in American history before 1900. 

Global Maritime History
The purpose of this website is to offer maritime historians of all levels and interests a source of information, a route to reach a wide audience for their written work, and a place for congenial discussion.

Histoire Engagée

Northern Mariner
The Northern Mariner is a fully refereed journal devoted to all aspects of the North Atlantic and North Pacific. It publishes essays, notes and documents on a variety of naval and maritime history, including merchant shipping, maritime labour, naval history, shipbuilding, fishing, ports, trade, nautical archaeology and maritime societies.

A peer-reviewed, collaborative and international history of sexuality blog that aims to get people inside and outside the academy thinking about sexuality in the past and in the present.

Nursing Clio
A platform for historians, health care workers, community activists, students, and the public at large to engage in socio-political and cultural critiques of this ongoing and historical dialogue regarding the gendered body, the history of medicine, popular culture, current events, and other issues that catch our attention.

The Octo
Feeds from popular blogs selected by Katy Telling, Ph.D student at William & Mary, and Joseph M. Adelman, Assistant Editor, Digital Initiatives

Perspectives on History
Perspectives on History is the newsmagazine of the American Historical Association.

Synapsis-Health Humanities

The Junto
A group blog made up of junior early Americanists dedicated to providing content of general interest to other early Americanists and those interested in early American history, as well as a forum for discussion of relevant historical and academic topics.

Unwritten Histories
A blog dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of Canadian history as a field, discipline, and profession.

Video Game History Through Objects
Covering research practices, some of the challenges of researching video games, and then demonstrating the types of questions and concepts that drive projects.


While it’s not free, it’s inexpensive and could be a very useful resource for many classrooms. Check out this booklet from the American Historical Association, European Emigration to the Americas: 1492 to Independence.