About The History Ace
The History Ace is all about helping to explain history in a simple and approachable way. I take history topics and relate them to the modern day.
When appropriate I give links within articles to good sources. These are sources like academic articles and primary sources. The goal is to provide the best possible answers to hopefully answerable questions.
My name is Nicklaus Bobertz and I shall endeavor to not suck.
About The Author
I have spent a significant chunk of my life writing and learning about history. Below you will find two sections. The first section is about the professional historian who makes his living from writing and reading all day. The second section is all about making me not sound like a robot.
A Couple History Things About Me
- I have both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in history from the University of Central Florida in the United States.
- I have published in Cambridge University Press on the historiography of U.S influence in the Caribbean Sea during the 19th century.
- I have presented research on history’s role in building nations at the University of Toronto.
- I can read/speak German, Latin, and Spanish.
- My 125 page master’s thesis is on the identity of the populus Romanus in the late Roman Republic and early Roman Empire.
- I have a graduate certificate in geospatial information systems.
- I have participated in international research competitions such as the CFA-RC
- I have lectured university level classes on nationalism, capitalism, ethnicity, and rhetoric.
- My favorite history book is The Crowd In Rome In The Late Republic by Fergus Millar because of its use of spatial theory to ask the hard question of whether or not the Roman Republic was a democracy.
A Couple Other Things
- Over the course of my master’s degree I helped build a student run hedge fund that utilized historical research to generate above average returns. (global-macro)
- I am an avid investor, entrepreneur, writer, guitar player, and snowboarder.
- I own and manage multiple blogs and websites.
- From 2020 up through the end of 2021 I wrote over 1 million words (2,000 pages) on everything from history to investment methodologies/strategies.
- My favorite coding language is Python.
- On average it takes me about 1 hour to read a history monograph assuming I am interested in the topic.
- Even though I have written millions of words I still suck at spelling and grammar; the English language is hard.
- I’m always down to help people with their history work.
The easiest way to reach out to me is by email.