Best Non Fiction History Books

With history being so vast and full of exciting events, individuals and adventures, it’s no wonder that millions love learning about it in their free time. Additionally, since history extends back millions of years, the amount of books on the subject is just as broad. While some books cover some of history’s most well-known happenings,… Continue reading Best Non Fiction History Books

The Best History Documentaries Of 2021

Table Of Contents The Last Days Of Anne Boleyn1536 Started WellFrom Mistress To QueenMiscarriageAn Ambassador Is Forced Tow BowThomas CromwellCromwell Organizes A TrialAnne’s GuiltBob-LoThe Browning Company Took Over In 1949The Decline Starts ””The Last Days Of Anne Boleyn” The Last Days Of Anne Boleyn In my opinion, I have to say that this is a… Continue reading The Best History Documentaries Of 2021

Outstanding public history project award: Histories of the National Mall

Editor’s Note: This series showcases the winners of the National Council on Public History’s awards for the best new work in the field. Today’s post is by Sheila Brennan, project co-director with Sharon Leon of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media’s Histories of the National Mall mobile website. Histories of the National… Continue reading Outstanding public history project award: Histories of the National Mall

Digital history for undergraduates….without the coding

The digital humanities are rapidly transforming both the discipline of history and the pedagogy of public history.  When I taught my first Introduction to Public History course six years ago, my course schedule had two weeks devoted to digital history; today it occupies more than half of the semester. Digital history presents several obstacles for… Continue reading Digital history for undergraduates….without the coding

Introducing History Communicators

Just as science has Science Communicators, I’ve proposed that history needs History Communicators. The idea of History Communicators, and how public historians may fill these roles, will be discussed in a panel at the National Council on Public History annual meeting in Nashville. History Communicators, like Science Communicators, will advocate for policy decisions informed by… Continue reading Introducing History Communicators

The Ruskin College records: Destroying a radical past

In the course of moving Ruskin College, the trade union and labour movement college founded in central Oxford in 1899, from its prime location to a site on the outskirts of the city, the college has been re-branded and much of its archive destroyed or dispersed to other institutions. Most importantly, thousands of historic student… Continue reading The Ruskin College records: Destroying a radical past

NCPH 2013 Project Award: The power of place within us

Editors’ Note:  This series showcases the winners of the National Council on Public History’s annual awards for the best new work in the field.  Today’s post is by Yolanda Chávez Leyva, co-director of Museo Urbano at 500 S. Oregon, the winner of the 2013 NCPH Public History Project Award. El Paso is a windy city.… Continue reading NCPH 2013 Project Award: The power of place within us

Post Conference Review 3 Horaceville

Editor’s note: This post continues the series of conference city reviews published byThe Public Historian in the Public History Commons Horaceville: Pinhey’s Point Historic Site, April 20, 2013. NCPH Annual Meeting, Ottawa, Ontario. The Pinhey’s Point Foundation. Tour leader: Bruce Elliott. Horaceville, looking down on the Ottawa River. (Photo courtesy of Annie Muirhead.) At Pinhey’s Point Historic… Continue reading Post Conference Review 3 Horaceville

Genealogy from below

Editor’s note: In “On Genealogy,” a revision of the plenary address delivered in October 2014 at the International Federation for Public History’s conference in Amsterdam, Jerome de Groot argues that widespread popular interest in genealogy, and the availability of mass amounts of information online, challenge established historiography and public history practice. He invites other public historians… Continue reading Genealogy from below