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How to Make History: Public History Resources

Introduction to Public History

What is Public History?

The name of the NCPH blog – History@Work – offers a handy distillation: public history describes the many and diverse ways in which history is put to work in the world.  In this sense, it is history that is applied to real-world issues. In fact, applied history was a term used synonymously and interchangeably with public history for a number of years.  Although public history has gained ascendance in recent years as the preferred nomenclature especially in the academic world, applied history probably remains the more intuitive and self-defining term.

References:

The National Council on Public History

Editing and Transcribing Historic Documents

Public History Methods

Local History Methods