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The future of public history will be marked by increased collaboration among institutions and individuals, and by overlapping roles in the creation, experience, witness and analysis of the historical record and historical productions…

Public Historians that embrace history, and history that embraces public historians. The future of public history is a future where history has value and is valued. For history to be important in society is has to have some value – whether…

The future of public history will depend on how we tackle issues of community and diverse publics, on how we make public history a big tent. We need to cultivate an active movement of locally-rooted, digitally-enabled citizen historians. Even…

History's importance pales compared to, say, helping needy children or saving the environment. It seems to have very few real-life applications and is constantly under attack as a discipline from school administrators and academia. History has…

I believe public history should be taught with the distinct idea that this is a field in motion. What we know about the past will affect our actions today. However, in doing so we must look at the past not as we see it today, but as it might have…

One large impediment that exists for scholars who study the history of material culture is access to the visual sources that are housed in many of the museums, archives, and other repositories that comprise the public aspect of public history.…

I’m working on an article about the experience of collaborating with a local festival that celebrates the New Orleans version of the submarine sandwich, so I thought I’d take advantage of this new venue to build upon some of the public…

In making the web, we've collectively created a vast and rapidly growing archive of primary and secondary sources in digital form. We're just beginning to understand the implications of this ... as historians we now have the potential to…

As archives turn to VodCasts, cell phone tours, iTunesU, Flckr, Facebook, etc. history is being projected onto everyday environments. At the New-York Historical Society, the barriers to the primary sources have come down, as people deploy materials…

I think that "collaboration" and "access" will become the two terms that most define the practice of public history in the future. As the Internet makes more information available to more people, and as historical writing for a…