The Public Historian

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Published for the National Council on Public History at the University of California, Santa Barbara, TPH is the voice of the public history profession. The Public Historian provides the results of research and case studies, and addresses the broad substantive and theoretical issues in the field.


2009 June Newsletter-cover2Public History News is the quarterly newsletter for members of the NCPH. It offers updates on NCPH activities, news on developments in the field, and timely information on upcoming conferences, fellowships, meetings, and position vacancies. (A complete set of all the back issues is online.)


NCPH’s public history blog. The blog was created in March 2012 to create an online space where people from a variety of areas of the public history field could share ideas and news, and to create a bridge to future digital and other publication efforts. Like the field itself, the blog is designed to blend scholarly, professional, and civic discourse arising from the practice of presenting history in public.

Guide to Public History Programs

A free, international resource for prospective students, public history faculty, and anyone interested in the shape of public history education today. It offers basic information, in a standardized format, about the growing number of public history programs for graduate and undergraduate students. It is meant to be a starting point for comparing programs.


The National Council on Public History regularly publishes a variety of reports and publications about the field of public history. Such publications range from The Public History Navigator: How to Choose and Thrive in a Graduate Public History Program to “Public History in a Changing Climate”.