An assistant editor at a major publishing house, Carly Silver channels her diverse passions into her editorial work. Since graduating summa cum laude from Barnard College, Columbia University, in 2012, she has also worked as an ancient historian and a Thoroughbred horse racing journalist.

The former ancient history expert for (now ThoughtCo), she has written for publications including Smithsonian, The Atlantic, Atlas Obscura, Archaeology magazine, and History Today, among others. A popular lecturer for Brooklyn Brainery and Nerd Nite NYC, Carly also served as the managing editor and a contributor for

Follow her on Twitter (@CarlyASilver) and on Instagram (@bespectacledlegend). For professional inquiries, contact her at CarlyASilver at gmail dot com.

bylines (by genre)


  • Smithsonian
  • The Atlantic
  • History Today
  • Atlas Obscura
  • Archaeology
  • Ancient Origins

Thoroughbred Horse Racing

  • The Blood-Horse
  • The Thoroughbred Daily News
  • America's Best Racing

Publishing Industry and Books

  • Heroes and Heartbreakers
  • BookBub