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MeAbout Me

First of all, thanks for stopping by!

I am Amy Williams. My Twitter bio reads: “Mastermind of  and , wanderluster, amateur historian & blogger, bibliophile, gamer, & country music junkie. Also, I like cats”. That sums me up quite well.

I graduated with a degree in history from Carroll University in 2012 and obtained an MA in Public History and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in December 2017. I also started a consulting business in 2018 where I’d like to focus on assisting clients with research, proofreading, tutoring in history and English, and technology-based projects. If you’re interested in learning more, I invite you to connect with me at alwilliams006@gmail.com or on LinkedIn!

That year off led me to start working for the University of Wisconsin system in instructional technology. Following almost four years in the system, I entered the private sector as a digital learning specialist at a public accounting firm.

My research interests include the political and economic histories of late medieval/early modern European history, the Black Death, the Yukon gold rush, and other occasional interesting/odd/weird facets of history.

In the little spare time I have, I also enjoy reading, writing, research, traveling, and watching movies. Other passions of mine include British history, literature, chocolate, country music, and more chocolate.

About the Blog

I began My Life is History in May 2010. I originally intended to start this blog to chronicle my semester abroad at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom during fall 2010, but as people inevitably do, I got sidetracked. So, although I did discuss the goings-on overseas, I admittedly flopped on providing accurate details and more or less keeping a virtual travel journal.

Instead, this blog has morphed into a little bit of everything – sharing articles about history, some original research, book reviews, resources, and other odds and ends I find particularly interesting.

Overall, my purpose for this blog is this: if you hate history, despise it with a passion, I want to change your attitude. You do not have to agree with me; heck, you may think I am off my rocker. But I want you to explore, learn, and discover that history is not just facts about dead people and past events dosed up with some primary sources and analysis. No, history is a living and breathing subject; it is constantly forming, changing, and morphing.

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