The post I wrote below about a new and exciting history documentary that is being made has inspired me to move ahead with a project that I have long been thinking about – taking Le Minh Khai’s SEAsian History Blog to YouTube.
Increasingly I find that I turn to YouTube for materials to supplement my teaching. And while I can regularly find more and more historical footage from twentieth-century Southeast Asia that people have uploaded, there is very little academic information, or scholarly interpretations, on YouTube.
That’s not good, because YouTube is becoming as important to many people as a source of information as Wikipedia already is, so it is essential that scholars/academics have their voices heard on YouTube.
With that in my, in the weeks ahead (hopefully it won’t take months) I plan on launching a YouTube channel for Le Minh Khai’s SEAsian History Blog so that some of the views that get expressed on this blog can find a space to be heard on YouTube.
To give a taste of what’s to come. . . here is a “teaser.”
They call me Le Minh Khai and I love history,
I write it on a blog and read it on the screen,
But my eyes get so tired from reading those lines,
Sometimes I wish I could just recline,
Sit back and feel the groove,
And get my history from YouTube.