Easily make a great academic website

Owlstown is your online platform for creating an academic website that showcases your work, while being easy to maintain and update.

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Designed for PhDs (by a PhD)

Designed and developed for PhDs (by a PhD), Owlstown has several benefits for academics that other website builders just don’t have.

Save time for more research

No coding and no server maintenance means you can focus on sharing your academic content, save time for more research, and networking!

Share all types of content

You can share your academic work in ways beyond just a plain list of publications, such as project summaries, presentation videos and slides, course descriptions, CVs, research statements, blog posts, etc.

Keep your website updated

Keep your website updated with all of your academic work, so people can be informed and inspired by all of your interesting research.


Web-based editor

Edit your website wherever you have a browser (on desktop, tablet, or mobile)

Free hosting

We host your academic website for free. No server maintenance, no worries.

Beautiful themes

Select from several beautiful themes. Change themes with just a click of a button.

Mobile friendly themes

Your website looks great on every screen with mobile-friendly layouts.

Any type of academic content

Share your publications, projects, presentations, courses, and more!

Find and import publications

Search for your publications and just click to add them to your website.

BibTeX import and export

Import your publications and allow exporting via BibTeX

Blog posts

Blog about your work and lessons you learn during your academic career.

Free stock photos

Use beautiful stock photos from Unsplash to add visuals to your website.

Colors and fonts

Customize themes with your favorite colors and fonts.

Rich content

Embed videos, diagrams, Twitter timelines, Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets.

Markdown or visual text

Edit text using Markdown or a visual text editor.

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Who is making Owlstown?

Owlstown is a project by Ian Li, PhD. He loves building web applications and designing user experiences. He also enjoys drawing, watching movies, and eating spicy foods. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and two daughters.