Public History

  • St. George’s Ribbon

    Everything Has a History

    Brandon Schechter | Mar 29, 2023

    As Russia wages war on Ukraine, its imagery has leaned heavily on an old icon.
  • The Ghost of Ash Lawn

    Everything Has a History

    Mariaelena DiBenigno | Feb 27, 2023

    James Monroe’s Highland is haunted—but not as the public imagines it.
  • When Memorials Come Down, Ghosts Remain


    James J. Ward | Feb 21, 2023

    When one historian visited Berlin in 1991, the recent past was already fading from its streets.
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Susan Ferentinos

    Perspectives Daily

    Matthew Keough | Jan 27, 2023

    Susan Ferentinos is a self-employed public history researcher, writer, and consultant. She lives in Port Townsend, Washington, and has been a member since 2016.

Most Recent

  • The History of Them, the History of Us

    Edward Muir | Jan 17, 2023

    A question of identity is at the core of the struggle over integrity in history.
  • Looking Back

    Mark Philip Bradley | Dec 27, 2022

    The latest AHR features the 1619 Project, W. E. B. Du Bois, transnational history, and the history of ideas.
  • Working Together

    Ellen R. Feingold, Abby Pfisterer, Orlando R. Serrano Jr., and Sarah Weicksel | Dec 15, 2022

    Four museum colleagues are pioneering a new approach to creating history exhibitions for children.
  • Out on Campus

    Marc Stein | Nov 16, 2022

    A recent exhibit on Pennsylvania colleges and universities will be available for viewing at AHA23.
  • Grant of the Week: NEH Public Scholars Grants

    Lizzy Meggyesy | Oct 28, 2022

    The National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting applications for the Public Scholars program.

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