Hi, I’m Ben!
Here’s a bit about me.

I’m a lot more than just a history blogger.

Ben Thomas in Mongolia, with a golden eagle and a giant statue of Genghis Khan.
Me in Mongolia, with a golden eagle and a giant statue of Genghis Khan!

I’ve written a few books, produced some documentaries, founded and managed a neuroscience news agency called “The Connectome,” and launched and run a neo-Victorian art and fiction magazine called “The Willows.”

These days, I travel the world as a freelance writer. I’ve lived in Mongolia, Kenya, Morocco, Turkey, and more than 40 other countries. Here’s my Instagram, where I share my own photos from all over the globe! My Twitter is @writingben.

I’m a regular contributor to Aeon Magazine. In the past, I’ve written for Scientific American, The Huffington Post, Discover Magazine, and many other outlets, on topics ranging from cutting-edge brain interfaces to stone-age languages.

I love to tell stories from the frontiers of science, history, culture and geography — and the ways in which all these things come together.

Want to hire me to write for you?

Awesome. Let’s talk.