The Public History Commons is a project of the National Council on Public History, designed to serve the field by providing a platform where practitioners, scholars, and others with an interest in the presentation and interpretation of history in public can share ideas and resources.  The site was launched in March 2012 and continues to add new components and functions.

There are currently several features in the Commons:

We also welcome submissions to our New in the Field listing of new work in all venues of public history.

For a listing of current editors, as well as privacy and comments policies and information about how you can propose a guest post on [email protected], click here.





  1. Monique Laney says:

    I would like to follow the blog posts on this site with my Google Reader but cannot find a “widget” on your site that would allow me to “follow you.” Am I looking in the wrong place?

    Thank you,

    1. cathy says:

      Hi Monique,
      We’re still easing into our beta-phase here, and not all of the functionality of the site is quite up and running yet. We’ll be adding this and other widgets shortly (by the end of the week, I hope!). Thanks for your interest in the blog.
      Cathy Stanton
      Lead Editor

  2. I very much enjoyed your blog. I am working on a book-blog of my own, which can be seen at [one word], then clicking on either the “sample chapter” or “blog” buttons at the top. My Rube Goldberg contraption of a brain processes the world with an odd, well-caffeinated kind of logic: Why is there an inverse proportion between the size of the print and the importance of the message? History. Literature. Art. Science. Religion. I call this eccentric thinking the Theory of Irony and if your busy schedule permits, why not give a read, leave a comment or create a link?
    P.S. Sorry if this seems like spam, but it was written by a real live history junkie.

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