The mailman delivered my degree, today. Hmn. Not as fancy as I thought it’d be. And it’s been a long wait: “Straight Pass” in June (2015), conferment in September, graduation in February, and now, (more…)

Just a quick notification that this here blog is the production, craziness, passion, and love of one guy: Joe Krulder. He likes History so much, that he’s taken the time to genuinely attempt to make sense of our current events through the study of past societies and cultures.

“Clio, likes it!” says Joe.

But all these exerted efforts must be cited if you intend to borrow (and Joe does hope that you do).

See: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ for what this means.

“Backed by the power of the United States Constitution,” says Joe, “Article I, Section 8, Clause 8: To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries. So, nya!”

I’ve been asked a few times, “What’s with the sad looking fellow as your icon? Where does it come from? Why do you use it?”

Well, if you must know, I consider the “sad looking fellow” my logo – of sorts. It’s what he represents, and this in and of itself, is a decent story – so here goes. (more…)


  • PhD., University of Bristol, UK, June 2015
  • Master of Arts, History, CSU Chico, May 2010
  • Museum Studies Certification, CSU Chico, May 2010
  • Single Subject Teaching Credential – Social Science, CSU Chico, December 2003
  • Bachelor of Arts, History, San Diego State University, December 2002 (more…)

Joe musing in Lübeck, Germany.

“Joehistorian” is the creation of Dr. Joe Krulder, Ph.D.   Krulder firmly believes that History, as a discipline, is grossly misunderstood by the general populace. Though Joe faults academia mostly, he has taken up the banner to bring his thoughts (as well as his struggles to make a living) on the craft of History before the masses.

Joe teaches as an adjunct instructor at Yuba College in Marysville, California, and at Butte College in Oroville/Chico, CA.