Public History

  • What’s Next for Blogging as Public Engagement?

    Perspectives Daily

    Bobby Cervantes | Jul 28, 2021

    Bobby Cervantes reflects on the flourishing history blogs that are connecting academic historians to public audiences.
  • Public History in the Wild

    Perspectives Daily

    Rebecca S. Wingo and Lindsey Passenger Wieck | Jul 26, 2021

    When two historians swapped a syllabus over multiple semesters, it improved both the assignments and student experience.
  • Linda Hunter Rowe (1945–2020)

    In Memoriam

    Cathleene B. Hellier | Jul 19, 2021

    Linda Hunter Rowe, a historian for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation who retired in 2017 after 50 years of service, died on October 23, 2020.
  • You Are Only as Good as Your Sources

    Perspectives Daily

    Bobby Cervantes | Jul 6, 2021

    Journalists and historians share a fixation on sources, but how and when they use a source differs in important ways.

Most Recent

  • History Museums Are Vibrant Civic Spaces

    Caroline Klibanoff | Jun 9, 2021

    History museums contribute to a vibrant civic culture yet were all but ignored in the New York Times' recent Museums section.
  • Meet the 2021 Perspectives Daily Summer Columnists

    Laura Ansley | Jun 7, 2021

    Introducing the three graduate students who will write about narrative and podcasts, the relationship between history and journalism, and the history of plant disease.
  • Remote Reflections

    Emily Greenwald | Jun 2, 2021

    With archives and other repositories closed for more than a year, Historical Research Associates kept clients' projects going by digging deeper into online resources.
  • Colorizing Photos from the Past

    Tara Tran | May 20, 2021

    An artist's efforts to colorize and alter images of people incarcerated, tortured, and murdered by the Khmer Rouge perpetuated a...
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Brandi Townsend

    Matthew Keough | May 18, 2021

    Brandi Townsend is an assistant teaching professor at Pontifical Catholic University of Chile. She lives in Santiago, Chile, and has been a member since 2007.

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