About Host Liz Covart

I'm a history lover, a historian of early America, and the Founding Director of Colonial Williamsburg Innovation Studios.

I have a strong interest in the social and cultural history of the revolutionary and early republic periods. My current research investigates the creation of the American union and the ratification of the Articles of Confederation.

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 toot.


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