About Host Liz Covart

I'm a history lover, a historian of early America, and the Digital Projects Editor for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture.

I have a strong interest in the social and cultural history of the revolutionary and early republic periods.

I hold a Ph.D. in history from the University of California, Davis.


Why a Podcast?

I seek to connect people with history so they better understand who they are and how they came to be who they are.

I started Ben Franklin’s World to connect you with the work of professional historians so you can better understand the people and events that have impacted and shaped our present-day world and so you can see how the historical process constructs our knowledge of the past.


Contact Me

If you have a question or would like to contact me, send me an e-mail or a tweet.


For More Information

If you would like more information about my historical research and writing, or if you would like to view my CV, please visit my personal website, lizcovart.com