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Cover of Nov2012 Public HistorianTHE definitive voice of the public history profession, The Public Historian offers the latest scholarship and applications from the field. From original research and case studies to broad substantive and theoretical issues, The Public Historian will keep you informed about the ever-expanding and increasingly international study and practice of public history.

  • Articles presenting original research, case studies, and substantive discussion of theoretical issues in the practice of public history.
  • Special features such as interviews with pioneering figures in the field and forums on Native American history, preservation technology, history and memory, and other current issues.
  • Reviews of critical publications, including monographs, government gray literature, cultural resource management reports, and corporate histories.
  • Special review sections focusing on exhibits and interpretive programs, historical films, videos, and other media productions.

 “Intelligent and thoughtful coverage of a wide range of work done by
public historians in both the academy and in non-academic settings.”

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The Public Historian is sponsored by the National Council on Public History and the University of California, Santa Barbara with the support of Rutgers University, Camden.  It is published by the University of California Press.  For an individual subscription, click here to join NCPH.  For an institutional subscription, click here.

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June 2015- University of California Press is in the process of migrating access to back issues of The Public Historian to a new platform with HighWire Press. As the migration takes place, new NCPH members will not have access to back issues of the journal. Hirewire should be available for all members mid-July 2015. We will continue to update members, new and old, as the transition takes place.


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