Jason Steinhauer is passionate about creating an educated, informed and historically and media literate citizenry. He served as Founding Director of the Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest; is currently a Global Fellow at The Woodrow Wilson Center and a Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute; a contributor to TIME and CNN; a past editorial board member of The Washington Post "Made By History" section; and a Presidential Counselor of the National WWII Museum.
In 2020, he founded the History Club on Clubhouse, which he hosts regularly. The club has more than 100,000 members and averages 2,500 participants per week. In 2021, he founded the first cryptocurrency devoted to history, $JASON coin. The coin will be used to provide grants for public-facing history projects.
In 2014, he coined the term "History Communicators" and has worked with colleagues worldwide to found the new field of History Communication. He is the founder and CEO of the History Communication Institute. His first book, History, Disrupted, examines how history gets communicated on the World Wide Web.
Jason has twice traveled overseas with the U.S. Department of State as part of diplomatic exchanges between the United States and the European Union, meeting with government officials, scholars and students to discuss the effects of the Web and social media on public understandings of news, history and information. He has spoken at events across the United States and Europe and appears frequently in the media. A native New Yorker, he is a long-suffering New York Jets fan.
Jason regularly advises policymakers and government officials, speaks at tech conferences, and
meets with scholars and students at colleges and universities.
National Book Festival, Library of Congress
Paris, France, on fake news and misinformation
At Academia.edu on History Communication
Instilling historical literacy across society
A new field that integrates media training, media literacy & communications scholarship into history curricula
Infusing more historical scholarship into journalism by bringing historians and journalists into closer collaboration
Fun & engaging YouTube videos--with footnotes!-- that communicate historical scholarship to new audiences
Bringing history into Silicon Valley to deepen our understanding of divisive issues & improve civil discourse