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2014 Annual Meeting Video
Many thanks to the Institute for Oral History at the University of Texas at El Paso for capturing the spirit of the NCPH conference in this short video.

Call for Posters for NCPH at AASLH
Here’s an opportunity to present at the NCPH poster session in St. Paul, MN, this fall, at the American Association for State and Local History.

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.

2014 NCPH Award Winners Announced
Join us in congratulating this year’s award winners for outstanding achievement in a variety of public history formats. Learn moreabout this year’s winners.

Latest Issue of The Public Historian

Interview with Azie Mira Dungey of “Ask a Slave’; Historical Interpretation of Slavery at Colonial Williamsburg; Public History and Mass Incarceration; Book Reviews; and more.

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.

Help Make a DIF
You can help make a DIFference by contributing to NCPH’s new Digital Integration Fund.

Join the International Federation for Public History
a global group of public historians. You can join today as a sustaining, institution/organization, individual, or student member.



 2015 NCPH Annual Meeting
April 15-18, Nashville, Tennessee
“History on the Edge”
Call for Proposals is available now! 


Cover of Robert Townsend's prize-winning book, History's Babel

 2014 NCPH Book Award
ory’s Babel: Scholarship, Professionalization, and the Historical Enterprise in the United States, 1880 – 1940, by Robert B. Townsend (University of Chicago Press, 2013)



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Is your program listed? The Guide now includes more than 150 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..
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“The history that lies inert in unread books does no
work in the world.”

- Carl Becker, “Everyman His Own Historian”



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