How Can We Work Together?
I’m Amy French, Ph.D—a skilled historian with over a decade of experience. I love sharing the past with others and can provide you with a quality, expert, historical opinion.
Historical consulting is a growing field, as interest in our past continues to explode! History shows continue to garner high ratings. Historical books grace the New York Times bestsellers lists. Why? People want to feel connected to their past; they are interested in learning how we got to be the way that we are and where we might go from here. A professional historian can help your group or organization connect to this market. An engaging public speaker, skilled with digital tools, and an analytical researcher/writer, I would love to help you uncover your past and help you get started on your historical project.
Consulting/Using Digital Tools
- Historical research/writing.
- Historical content consulting, including documentaries, movies, television shows, legal cases.
- Consulting on how to use digital tools (social media, podcasts, blogs, etc.) to attract a diverse audience and broadcast history.
Speaking Engagements/Media Appearances
- Speaking topics include: historical roots of current events, labor history, social justice, women’s history, recording a family history, and travel to historical sites.
- As an engaging public speaker, I am available for media appearances.
Why Work with Amy French?
Talking about history is my passion. I promise to give you ethical, reasoned advice and that you will be treated with respect. I will always bring all my skills to the job, but will not push you in a direction that you don’t wish to go. If we can’t come to an agreement about scope, content, or another matter, then we will leave one another on good terms.
Some of my media appearances:
- See me on a panel with Matt Taibbi, author and Rolling Stone journalist
- As a guest scholar on Currently Speaking: a show of Public Opinion. In December of 2016 the show aired for the final time, here is the final episode.
- A clip from a documentary, Settling In: Immigrants and Cultures that Built Mid-Michigan, where I was featured as a guest scholar and consultant
- Video clips from my Roaming Historian travel destination series: Roaming Historian in Toronto, Roaming Historian in Montreal, Roaming Historian in Chicago
- A clip from a radio show, Moment in Time, that I frequently contribute to, which airs on a NPR affiliate–The 1967 Riots Part One
- An invited speech at the American Historical Associations Annual Meeting; The Many Careers of the History Ph.D.
- I am also the creator of the website Women Who Dared.
I would enjoy exploring a potential partnership with you. Please use the contact form below to contact me if I may be of assistance to you or email me at: email@example.com
If you are interested in hiring me as a traveling historian, I offer a variety of services related to the travel industry including media trips, travel writing, reviews, and more. Please see my “Travel Services” page for details, social media reach, and reader demographics.