YouTube is one of the finest and most accessible of sources for academia today. Here you will find a collection of my favorite academic YouTube channels with a short description of their content. All of the channels listed seem to take great pride in their research and presentation.
Historia Civilis – Telling the history of ancient Rome and the ancient world through its battles. Lots of citations, simple graphics.
Mark Felton Productions – Hosted by a professor of history. The weird parts of the wars of the 20th century and wonderful unseen footage.
Kings and Generals – The battles and culture of the ancient and medieval world overlaid with footage from Rome Total War
BazBattles – Beautiful graphics of a score of wars. Well researched and cited.
The Rugged Pyrhhus – Video Essays on all of the Great Books of the Western World. This author, I take much of my writing voice from.
Voices of the Past – Wonderfully narrated unique primary sources from all of history.
Epic History TV – Incredible graphics and research on human endeavors and military history. Well known for ranking Napoleon’s Marshals.
Tedx Talks – Lectures from academics.
Ted-Ed – Succinct explanations of a score of topics from academia.
Kurzgesagt – Hundreds of hours of research on the most miraculous of topics with beautiful animations.
Townsends – Learn about colonial America through its dishes and places.
The Shogunate – Seemingly the channel on feudal Japan.
Cinefix – All you could want to know about film.
HistoryBuffs – The Place to go if you have ever wondered about the historical accuracy of a film.
The Great War – all of the First World War.