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
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.