Thursday, July 17, 2008
WELCOME RUSTBELT INTELLECTUAL STEVE CONN
Joining Rustbelt Intellectual as an occasional contributor--and providing his own inimitable combination of historical savvy, wit, and provocation--is Steve Conn. Best known in academic circles for his wide-ranging work in intellectual, cultural, architectural, and urban history, Steve is a wickedly smart, strongly opinionated guy whose thought-provoking pieces have appeared in places as diverse as USA Today, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Montana Standard. A professor of history and director of the public history program at Ohio State and a member of the History News Service Steering Committee, Steve avoids sofa-burning mobs outside Buckeye football games and steers clear of anti-abortion activists. He is also one of the few people to have a summer home in Philadelphia.