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“NCPH members are interested in supporting one another’s work; there is a general understanding that collaboration is key to what we do.  I felt refreshed and reinvigorated….”

2013 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.

Cavanaugh Hall 127            Telephone: (317) 274-2716
425 University Blvd.              Fax: (317) 278-5230
Indianapolis, IN 46202-5140    ncph@iupui.edu

What is Public History?
There have been numerous definitions of public history as the field has evolved. To see a recent definition, click here.

NCPH Committee Roster

To learn more about NCPH and its origins, its former officers and board members, and its archives, visit “The Council’s Past” page.

We welcome your support. For more about membership, click here.

To learn about making a financial contribution, click here.

NCPH is a proud member of the American Council of Learned Societies.American Council of Learned Societies logo

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