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NCPH inspires public engagement with the past and serves the needs of practitioners in putting history to work in the world by building community among historians, expanding professional skills and tools, fostering critical reflection on historical practice, and publicly advocating for history and historians.

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The 2016 NCPH/SHFG Meeting call for proposals is open
Topic submissions due 6/1 and full proposals are due 7/15.

Ask Your Congressperson to Join the History Caucus
NCPH, through its membership in the National Coalition for History, asks you to contact your Representative today. The caucus will be a forum for members of Congress to share their interest in history and to promote an awareness of the subject on Capitol Hill. We hope to build lasting relationships between Members of Congress and historians, archivists, teachers, students, genealogists, researchers, and other stakeholders in their respective districts.

History Relevance is live
Check out the new HRC website and get your historical organization to endorse the Value of History statement. NCPH was one of the first to sign.

Introducing the Navigator
This consumer’s guide to public history programs is designed to help students prepare for, select, and succeed in a graduate public history program.

2015 Award Winners
Congratulations to NCPH’s 2015 Award Winners! Winners will be recognized in person this spring at the annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee.

December 2014 Newsletter
Check out the December ’14 issue of Public History News, now online.

NCPH Mini-Cons
Co-organize a public history event in your area with NCPH.

NCPH Channel on Vimeo!
Thanks to the Institute of Oral History at the University of Texas at El Paso, NCPH now has its own channel on Vimeo. Check out our videos on Digital Projects, the Monterey Conference, Speed Networking, and our home for Consulting Historians!

Ask Your Rep to Join the House History Caucus—The National Coalition for History (to which NCPH belongs) has helped Members of Congress create a History Caucus.  It’s for members to share their interest in history and to promote awareness.

Best Practices, and Books & Articles
Valuable suggestions for internship, MA, certificate, and undergraduate programs in public history, as well as annotated bibliographies of books and articles.

Consultants Corner
Visit a section of the NCPH blog for consulting and contract historians.


Nashville Cover2015 NCPH Annual Meeting April 15-18, Nashville, Tennessee: “History on the Edge” 



NCPH’s multi-authored, multi-interest blog 


 Is your program listed? The Guide now includes more than 160 graduate and nearly 80 undergrad programs.


Free searching or posting to the public history
Jobs and internships page. 

We welcome you to be part of the conversation
on History@WorkH-Public and Facebook, and to join the NCPH group on LinkedIn..




NCPH is a leading member of the National Coalition for History, a nonprofit for history-related advocacy.


“The history that lies inert in unread books does no work in the world.”
– Carl Becker, “Everyman His Own Historian”


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