Hello, friends! It’s been an unusually long time since I’ve posted here on the main site, and I thought I would let you know what I’ve been up to lately. And I also want to tell you about some exciting new projects I’ve been working on.
First, I have a new website! It’s at www.thathistoryguy.com and I’ve established it mainly as a platform for my online history courses; however, ThatHistoryGuy also has a blog page where I’ll be bringing you some fun historical articles that have run here on SeanMunger.com in the past. Please, if you like this site, follow ThatHistoryGuy for more! Some of you have already joined me there. The site doesn’t yet fully look the way I want it to, but at least it’s functional, and there’s a slow ramp up for everything.
I’m going to be teaching an online class on May 27, 2018 (Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend) on the History of Beer! All the details for the class are here at the page on ThatHistoryGuy.com. Cost to participate is $35 for the live interactive session; access to the video only will be $25. This is an in-depth course, probably 90 minutes to 2 hours in length, surveying the history of the world’s most popular beverage from literally the dawn of time up until Portland’s hipster “Beervana” of the 21st century. This course is what I call a gehistory: similar to my World War II class, I’ll be using Google tools to show you the places on the globe where the history really happened. This is the first in what I project as a monthly series of online courses, given through free teleconference software (Zoom.us), where I’ll cover various historical topics in a fun and interesting, interactive way. Two more courses are planned: Tudor England in June and The Coming of World War I in July. This is why you need to follow ThatHistoryGuy.com–all the details and updates will be there!
As a means of promoting my classes and the geohistory concept, I’ve set up a Twitch channel specifically to stream history! I know it’s an odd way to do it, but it’s going to be a lot of fun. My first (free) demo class on Twitch is happening May 10, 2018 at 6:30 PM: the History of Star Wars. Learn the background of how the 1977 “organic blockbuster” came to be a reality–and see some of the places that are important in its history. You do not need a Twitch account of your own to view, though if you are on Twitch you’ll need to be logged in to ask questions and interact via chat. This is my first attempt at a Twitch class, so it’s something of a shakedown cruise, but I’m excited!
Thanks everyone for your continued support and interest in what I do. Remember, follow ThatHistoryGuy.com for updates on future classes, and check in on my Twitch channel now and again. Onward into the past…in a new and exciting way.