Public History

  • The Story Doesn’t Fit in a Grid

    Features

    Scott Fralin and Jessica Taylor | Jan 14, 2021

    "Pivoting to digital" during COVID-19 was one of the most fraught and trying experiences for the organizers of The Land...
  • The Diffusion of Knowledge

    From the Executive Director

    James Grossman | Dec 16, 2020

    An expanded definition of scholarship can bring new imagination to what we do as historians.
  • Townhouse Notes

    From the Editor

    Ashley E. Bowen | Nov 3, 2020

    Public history can happen anywhere—even at a fantasy fan convention.
  • Porcelain Pigments

    Everything Has a History

    Elisabeth Berry Drago | Oct 28, 2020

    A set of colorful porcelain paints reveals a gendered history of artistic production.

Most Recent

  • Expanding the Genre

    Laura Ansley | Oct 22, 2020

    In You Never Forget Your First, Alexis Coe breaks away from hagiography to craft a biography of George Washington that appeals to new audiences.
  • Practicing History

    Evan Faulkenbury | Oct 20, 2020

    SUNY Cortland decided to require a public history course because of its potential to attract new students, retain majors, and...
  • “If Anybody Says Election to Me, I Want to Fight”

    Jon Grinspan | Oct 19, 2020

    The election of 1876 can shed light on how the nation's political institutions operate during a crisis of democracy.
  • We Want More History

    Greg Downs, Hilary N. Green, Scott Hancock, and Kate Masur | Oct 9, 2020

    Civil War historians took to the streets, parks, and visitor centers to demand better, more nuanced history during the first #WeWantMoreHistory day of action.
  • Accuracy and Authenticity in a Digital City

    Anne Sarah Rubin | Oct 7, 2020

    Building a digital world raises questions about privileging the accuracy of small details at the expense of portraying larger historical themes. 
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