Not only did we celebrate our 10th birthday in 2019, but the last year was also the best year in the history of Ancient History Encyclopedia in every aspect. More people than ever used our publication to learn about history, which makes us very, very happy!
We attended fewer events and conferences than in 2018, but we focused more inwards to achieve great results. Our editorial team focused on reviewing and improving older articles while still keeping the production of new articles at a high level. We also managed to cover many important subjects about the Middle Ages.
The year 2019 was under the banner of education: We focused on better serving the needs of schools, libraries and universities. We published our first teaching resources, launched a media library, created content collections and added primary sources.
We divided the site into three sections (Encyclopedia, Education, Travel) and our team almost doubled in size to make all of this work. We also greatly grew our library of audio articles and we launched the possibility to translate our articles to other languages... and much more, too much to list here!
Financially, this was the best year we ever had, which was welcome after making a loss in 2018. We are now set up to expand our operations in 2020 with more salaried employees to further our mission to engage people with cultural heritage and to improve history education worldwide.
It was an excellent year. A big thank you to all our volunteers, supporters, donors and members who make this whole project possible.
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Jan van der Crabben, CEO