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Historians, Twitter, and Netflix - Oh, My!



Historians, Twitter, and Netflix - Oh, My!

Join us for a virtual Q&A session with Florida historian and ethnographer, Jason Herbert, where he’ll discuss his weekly event, Historians at the Movies or #HATM. Since its start in 2018, #HATM happens every Sunday evening when historians and movie buffs connect on Twitter to simultaneously stream a pre-determined movie from home. Participants then collectively share (tweet) reactions, retorts, and research! Since its start in 2018, Jason’s success in connecting people with history through digital media has been covered by media outlets like The New Yorker and The Chronicle of Higher Education, with films ranging from 300 to West Side Story. Who knew fact-checking could be so much fun?! Jason will be interviewed local educator and Library Trustee, Nathaniel Osborn. 


This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Martin County Library System, Inc. Registration is required and a Zoom link will be included in your confirmation email.


Jason Herbert | bio

Jason Herbert is the creator of Historians At The Movies. He is a doctoral candidate specializing in American Indian, Atlantic, American, and Environmental history at the University of Minnesota. His research focuses on the social, diplomatic, political, and environmental transformations of Indigenous Florida from the 16th through 19th centuries. He expects to defend his doctoral dissertation in May 2021. He is also a cofounder of the Allen Morris Forum on the Native South, which you can learn more about here:

Nathaniel Osborn | bio

Nathaniel Osborn is the chair of the history department at The Pine School, and has taught social studies at the secondary and college level since 2003.  His book Indian River Lagoon: An Environmental History (University Press of Florida) received the 2017 Stetson Kennedy Book Award from the Florida Historical Society. 

Osborn is a Trustee of the Martin County Library System. He is also a popular speaker at regional events, and his community service also includes a long stint as the Chair of the Martin County Historic Preservation Board.

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