Research Services and Projects
Making Visible the Seemingly Invisible
Asking questions can lead us to look more carefully and in new places not always considered to hold answers. ACTIVHISTorian.com can help train you to take a deeper dive into the history you or your organization is interested in. But we also offer services for those seeking research assistance, with hourly and 6-hour day rates.
Some of my ongoing research projects are featured below, but don't let that limit the range of possibilities for you or your organization!
For example, revolutionary women have always been around but often gained considerably less attention than their male counterparts. Whether making political and social change during war and revolution, in other arenas like higher education in the American West or the lives of lesbians during the 20th century, my historical research has been rooted in questions--that lead to others.
Questions such as:
How did women-headed households survive in eras that disallowed women's access to so many jobs, let alone equal pay? But might that history suggest information about current workplace challenges?
Are women on the front lines of warfare really a new phenomenon? How might knowing more about women's contributions change how we understand war and military service today?
Why weren't women allowed to pole vault in the Olympics till 2000 when some were doing it almost 100 years prior? Title IX didn't start change.
How did lesbians find each other in a pre-internet age? Otherwise-invisible revolutions need to see the light of day.