Greetings Cosmic Americans! – My name is Keith Harris. I live in Hollywood, California with my wife, Coni. I am a historian, a runner, and a lover of all things feline.
I have been to some mighty fine schools – The University of California, Los Angeles – where I received my BA in History (summa cum laude, thank you very much) and the University of Virginia, where I received my Ph.D in United States History. Here’s my VITA – so you can check out what I’ve been up to for the past few years.
I have written some articles, book reviews, and a book on Civil War veterans called Across the Bloody Chasm: Veterans’ Commemorative Cultures in the Wake of Civil War that will be available soon.
These days, my professional focus is on digital humanities and bridging the gulf between academia and an informed public. As the scarcity of access rapidly becomes a thing of the past, I am quite certain that my efforts reflect the future of education. I currently have in development several web-based projects that will soon be making their debuts…I would tell you what they are all about, but I would not want to spoil the surprise. I will, however, keep everyone up to date on my various endeavors right here on Cosmic America. So please stay tuned. Until then…
…get to know me!! You’ll see that discussion about the Civil War – arguably the defining event in American history – is what makes me tick.
You’ll find me on Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest (just click the Social Media icons on the left). You’ll also catch me turning up at academic conferences, speaking engagements, and on the battlefield – always with a camera or video recorder in hand bringing it all to you. I welcome comments, discussion, whatever – whether you love me, hate me, agree with me or not…just let me know. I promise to let nothing go unanswered.