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Volume 46,
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May 2024

About the Journal

Since 1978, The Public Historian has made its mark as the definitive voice of the public history profession, providing historians with the latest scholarship and applications from the field.

The Public Historian publishes the results of scholarly research and case studies and addresses the broad substantive and theoretical issues in the field. Areas of public history covered in the journal include public policy and policy analysis; federal, state, and local history; historic preservation; oral history; museum and historical administration; documentation and information services; corporate biography; exhibition, interpretation, and public engagement, and public history education. In addition, the journal publishes reviews of exhibits, historical films, media productions, videos, and digital projects. Those interested in serving as a reviewer for the journal should submit a Reviewer Application and visit the Info for Reviewers page.

The Public Historian is sponsored by the National Council on Public History and the University of California, Santa Barbara.

ISSN: 0272-3433         eISSN: 1533-8576

Published Quarterly – February, May, August, November

Impact Factor: 0.2

Editor: Sarah Case, University of California, Santa Barbara


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Call for Papers: TPH Special Issue on Labor and Public History

The Public Historian is currently inviting proposals for an upcoming special issue on labor and public history. Interested parties can read the full Call for Papers here. The deadline for submission of proposals is September 1, 2024.

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