Working Group at NCPH 2017

In April 2017, a working group met at the National Council on Public History conference in Indianapolis to discuss how we grow and institutionalize the #histcomm movement. The working group featured:

  • Kathryn Brownell, Purdue University
  • Michael T. Caires, Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Fellow
  • Christopher A. Graham, American Civil War Museum
  • Marla Miller, University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Jason Steinhauer, Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest
  • Richard Anderson, Princeton University
  • Claire Jerry, Smithsonian National Museum of American History
  • Malgorzata Rymsza-Pawlowska, American University
  • Jennifer Young, New York Historical Society

See highlights from the conversation on Twitter at #histcomm and #ncph2017.

The full description of the working group found in the conference program is below:

WG4. Establishing History Communication as its Own Field of Study
(Capitol III)

In two years history communication has grown from a concept to an emerging discipline. History communication courses will soon launch and historians across the profession have embraced the idea and formed a nascent community. This working group will consider how history communication takes the next steps to become a codified field of study, complete with a set of professional values that we as history communicators are dedicated to protecting as we develop the field.


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