Goodbye from The Public Intellectual
August 19, 2012 – 2:43 pm | 3 Comments

The Public Intellectual has been for us a fascinating experiment in bringing academic work to a general audience. We are very proud of the writing that has appeared on the site. We have been heartened by the support of our readers and the generosity of the writers who have worked with us since our launch last year. We have decided, however, that the project should end.

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Goodbye from The Public Intellectual
August 19, 2012 – 2:43 pm | 3 Comments
Goodbye from The Public Intellectual

The Public Intellectual has been for us a fascinating experiment in bringing academic work to a general audience. We are very proud of the writing that has appeared on the site. We have been heartened by the support of our readers and the generosity of the writers who have worked with us since our launch last year. We have decided, however, that the project should end.

Journal 2.0 – American History Now
November 3, 2011 – 9:59 pm | No Comment
Journal 2.0 – American History Now

Mike O’Malley is a historian at George Mason University and an early innovator in digital media and history. He started experimenting with digital technology in the classroom in 1994, and is starting a grant-funded, open access journal called American History Now. Will this digital model upend the traditional peer review model? And would such a disruption necessarily be negative? Mike tackles those questions here.

Letter from the Editors, issue two
June 27, 2011 – 3:10 am | No Comment
Letter from the Editors, issue two

Welcome to the second issue of The Public Intellectual. This time around, our focus is on gender, and we’re presenting our content a little differently – we’ll be rolling out new articles on our special topic throughout the month of July.

How to be a public intellectual – an interview with Herbert Gans
May 31, 2011 – 3:19 pm | One Comment
How to be a public intellectual – an interview with Herbert Gans

Social Science editor Nikki Jones interviews Herbert Gans, advocate of public sociology and professor emeritus at Columbia University. Jones is the co-editor of a collection of interviews with leading sociologists, Sociologists Backstage: Answers to 10 Questions About What They Do.

A periodical for the people
May 2, 2011 – 12:00 am | 8 Comments
A periodical for the people

Welcome to The Public Intellectual. Our goal is simple: to create a publication where academics can offer their expert analysis of pressing social problems in an accessible journalistic style. Our mission is clear, but our motivations are more complicated.