Taken June 20, 2015 at "The Old Man of Storr" on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, United Kingdom.

Photo credit: Ian Hamilton

About me

I earned my Master of Arts in Public History at the University of West Florida in 2017. I graduated with a B.A. in traditional history, with a minor in Communications, from the University of West Florida in 2015. 


While studying Public History, my specialization is  20th century media and culture. How history affects film, television, music, literature, and vice-versa. History becomes more accessible when viewed through the common media of people who do not have academic training. By providing insight through the figurative and literal lens of entertainment, I hope to spark interest in history.


This interest in history and film led me to study documentary filmmaking at the Visual History Summer Institute at Georgia Southern University. This training pushed me to pursue something I had only thought about before, making films. I started with a couple of ten-minute shorts for classes, then moved onto a more ambitious project recording the history of Pensacola, Florida's punk scene. 


Currently I am living in western Massachusetts with my wife and two cats. While settling into the area I am exploring all of the projects that I put off while finishing my masters. Updates will be posted on my site and on YouTube.




Email: ianroberthamilton@outlook.com



Twitter: @TheHistoryIan

Instagram: @TheHistoryIan

YouTube: Yorick Lives Productions