How to Create a Personal Academic Website
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This is a step-by-step guide on how to create a personal academic website. You will be able to build a personal academic website in approximately 10 minutes, from start to finish.
The only prerequisties are to have on hand a CV, a profile picture, and a basic description of your research.
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|Section 1: The Fundamentals of a Personal Academic Website|
This video describes how to get a hosting account for your personal academic website in a few very simple steps.
This video describes how to add the first pages to your new website and which pages are absolutely necessary.
This video shows you which design elements turn a generic page into something that fits your research field. An easy guide to design for those who know little to nothing about it.
|Section 2: Why every academic needs a personal academic website|
Why every academic needs a personal academic website
BONUS: How to harness the "Superstar Effect" in academia
|Section 3: Adding extra design elements to your website|
In this section we look at the websites of three academics and note the features that make for good design. Here I tell you how to find the same Wordpress themes and templates that will allow to make a website similar to theirs.
|Section 4: Audio lectures (coming soon)|
Michael Rank is a PhD in Middle East history. He studied at Central European University in Budapest, Hungary and holds an MA in Ottoman History from Bilgi University in Istanbul, Turkey. His research project is on Christian-Muslim intellectual and religious history in late Ottoman Istanbul. Michael has taught courses in Hungary, Turkey, and the United States on Middle East History, International Affairs, Intercultural Studies, and American History. Prior to joining academia, he worked as a journalist in Istanbul where he reported on religion and human rights in the Middle East.
Michael is the author of 12 books, including "From Muhammed to Burj Khalifa: A Crash Course in 2,000 Years of MIddle East History,"; "The Crusades and the Soldiers of the Cross"; and "The Most Powerful Women in the MIddle Ages: Queens, Saints, and Viking Slayers, From Empress Theodora to Elizabeth of Tudor."
He lives in Istanbul with his wife and two daughters.