About Kidipede

About Kidipede


Kidipede - History and Science for Kids is a children's encyclopedia covering mainly history and science topics. Kidipede is entirely online; there is no print version (yet).

Kidipede got off the ground in 1995 as a community service learning project for students at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Since 2000, however, it has been wholly privately owned and published by Professor Karen Carr.

Karen Carr
Karen Carr

Professor Carr holds a BA with high honors in Classics and Archaeology from Cornell University, and a PhD in Classical Art and Archaeology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is an Associate Professor Emerita of History at Portland State University. Her interests lie especially in the Greek and Roman worlds, which is where this site began; we have been gradually expanding into other periods in response to audience demand. If you're looking for a page we haven't written yet, let us know and we'll try to write one for you.

Kidipede averages about 40,000 unique visitors/day, and we serve about 250,000 pages a day, or seven million page views every month. Most of our visitors are children and teenagers, but we also see college students, parents, and teachers. Although most of our traffic comes from the United States, we also see visitors from English-speaking countries like Canada, Australia, England, Singapore, India, the Scandinavian countries, and the United Arab Emirates.

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