|“NCPH has been and continues to be the most welcoming professional group I have ever been a part of….”
2010 Portland Annual Meeting attendee
“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.”
NCPH Mission Statement
The National Council on Public History (NCPH) is a membership association dedicated to making the past useful in the present and to encouraging collaboration between historians and their public. Our work begins in the belief that historical understanding is of essential value in society. (more)
A fifteen-member Board of Directors, elected by the membership, governs the NCPH with the active assistance of numerous committees which address administrative or policy issues, investigate and advise the organization on recent developments in the field, and support initiatives that enhance the practice of public history. The organization’s Bylaws, Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, and Long Range Plan help to shape our structure and direction.
The NCPH Executive Office is located on the campus of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis.
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Cavanaugh Hall 327 Telephone: (317) 274-2716
425 University Blvd. Fax: (317) 278-5230
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5140 email@example.com
What is Public History?
There have been numerous definitions of public history as the field has evolved. To see a recent definition, click here.
To learn more about NCPH and its origins, its former officers and board members, and its archives, visit “The Council’s Past” page.