The Public History Resource Center seeks to curate the field of
public history, particularly as it is exercised on the Web, by providing a
structure of information which contextualizes and supports the field.
www.publichistory.org provides descriptive and analytical annotations of
resources in the field, as well as original
essays. The site contains: a working
definition of public history; a short essay detailing one aspect of
public history's history;
descriptions of degree programs in
public history and related fields; an exploration of
various careers in the field;
criteria for evaluating public history Web
sites; select reviews of public history Web
sites; and more. The site's contributors have
a diverse range of experiences in both the study and the practice of public
history. PHRC is collaborative in nature. We welcome comments and contributions
from those interested in the development of the field:
"Digital Junction", the new article by PHRC's Managing Editors
Published in the Sep. 2006 American Quarterly, this article discusses
strategies for locating online primary sources, specifying a selection of Web
sites as example starting places, and pointing out some of the particulars to
consider when utilizing these resources.
Download "Digital Junction" (pdf)
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Public History degree programs, certificates, minors, etc.
With more than
125 programs listed, this resource is a rich source of information for those
wishing to advance their education. We are continually updating our
listings as additional programs come to our attention.
Public History Web Site Rating System and Reviews of Sites
The first and (as far as we know) the only
designed explicitly for Web sites pertaining to historical delivery. Used
by the Museums and the Web 2006 Best of the Web judging guidelines, we have
more than 80
full-length reviews--written by PH professionals and/or subject experts-- on
the site utilizing the system. Of particular interest to educators are the three
reviews in the "PHRC's
Rating System in the Classroom" issue which features commentary by PHRC's
editors and the professor of the students who wrote the reviews.