Participant Info

First Name
Last Name
American History Tellers, California Historical Society
Website URL
Middle East (especially Morocco, Egypt, Israel & Palestine), Italy (especially Venice, Milan & Tuscany), California (especially 19th-21st century), 20-21st century US art history, culinary history, Islamic art & architectural history
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Personal Info

About Me

A roving historian and intrepid eater, Alison Bing covers historic sites across the Mediterranean, Middle East and US for international media outlets. She researches and writes historical narratives for new media outlets including American History Tellers podcast,  BBC Travel, Ubisoft Games, and Detour/Bose Augmented Reality, and brings transnational historical perspectives to the 52+ guidebooks she’s authored for Lonely Planet. She holds a master’s degree in international law and diplomacy from the Fletcher School, a joint program of Tufts and Harvard Universities, and a BA in art history from Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges.

Recent Publications

American History Tellers

Media Coverage
BBC, NPR, Telegraph, Lonely Planet Traveller, New York Times, The Guardian (UK), New Zealand Herald, Sweden's Dagens Nyheter, San Francisco Chronicle, Architectural Record, CMYK, Flash Art (Italy), Gourmet Traveller (Australia), ArtUS, Sculpture, Cooking
Country Focus
Expertise by Geography
Africa, China, Mediterranean, Middle East, North America, Pacific, United States, Western Europe
Expertise by Chronology
Ancient, Medieval, Pre-17th century, 19th century, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Art & Architectural History, Diplomacy, Economic History, Food History, Gender, Human Rights, Local & Regional, Material Culture, Migration & Immigration, Museums, Rebellion & Revolution, Religion, Rural & Agrarian History, Technology, Urban History, Women