Patron Level 2

The Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis  (IUPUI) 
Public History Program 

The Public History Program at IUPUI trains good historians to practice their craft in a variety of public settings.  IUPUI’s program blends traditional Masters-level training in history   with theory and hands-on experience specific to public history. To apply to the Public History Program at IUPUI, please visit the department’s application page here.

For more information about the Graduate Program in Public History, please contact:

Philip V. Scarpino
Director of Public History Program
Office: CA-532
Phone: (317) 274-5983

The AIPH– Associazione Italiana di Public History (Italian Association of Public History) –

The aim of the Italian Association of Public History is to develop Public History in Italy by creating opportunities to meet, share and compare  knowledge among all those who practice it, promoting the teaching, research and valorization of the best experiences in this field.  The AIPH aims to create opportunities for confrontation and reflection among those who work with and on the past, on how history is present in society, from university to public places, in high and popular culture, in everyday life.

The AIPH is highly committed to support International Public History as a national section of the IFPH-FIHP


Secretariate: Agostino Bistarelli, AIPH – Associazione Italiana di Public History, c/o Giunta Centrale per gli Studi Storici
Via Milano, 76, 00184 Roma, Italy, tel/fax +39 064880597, Email:

Presidency: Serge Noiret, AIPH – Associazione Italiana di Public History, c/o European University Institute, Badia Fiesolana, Via dei Roccettini 9, 50014 Fiesole, Italy, Tel +39-0554685348, Email: serge.noiret [at]


Public History Amherst

Founded in 1986, the University of Massachusetts Amherst Public History Program is one of the oldest and most highly-regarded in the nation today. Students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Public History as part of their work toward an MA in History grapple with core ideas and practices that inform effective practice. Public Historians at UMass Amherst intervene responsibly in the memory streams of the communities they serve, and engage the past as scholars and activists to address pressing needs in the present.  Our graduates leave UMass ready to enter a variety of communities of practice, with skills, training and experience necessary to work ethically and effectively with a wide range of audiences. The UMass Public History Program offers specializations in Museum Studies, Historic Preservation, Writing History for the Public, Archives, Oral History, and Digital History.

For more information about the UMass Amherst Public History Program, please contact:

Marla Miller
Director, Public History Program –  Office: Herter 614 – University of Massachusetts – 161 President’s Way – Amherst, MA 01003 – Tel: (413) 545-6791
Follow the UMass Amherst Public History Program on Facebook at and on Twitter at @umassph


 Patron Level 1

Prof. Muriel Laurent, (PhD) Head of Department of History

Carrera 1 No. 18 A-10/12 – Edificio Franco, Piso 4, Bogotá, Colombia
Tel: +571 332 45 06

En el Departamento de Historia buscamos estudiar fenómenos sociales a partir de variables como el tiempo y el espacio, entre otras. Pretendemos aproximarnos a la manera en que se desarrollan los procesos sociales en el tiempo, a la forma en que el pasado se relaciona con el presente y al modo en que distintas sociedades se han relacionado con su entorno espacial al igual que con su contexto cultural, económico, político y social. Adicionalmente, en el Departamento reflexionamos sobre el oficio del historiador y del geógrafo, sobre la relación entre estas disciplinas y las otras ciencias sociales, y sobre los debates teóricos, conceptuales y metodológicos de campos del conocimiento. Desde el Departamento de Historia, con sus cuatro programas académicos, y su planta profesoral altamente calificada, pretendemos formar profesionales e investigadores con una visión crítica del pasado y de la relación de las sociedades con su entorno espacial. Asimismo, buscamos hacer un aporte al análisis y a la comprensión de la realidad de Colombia y de América Latina.”



Public History Program, Department of History, Taylor Murphy Hall, Phone 512.245.2142 – Fax 512.245.3043

The graduate program in public history at Texas State was formed in 1997 to address the widespread interest in the practice of history beyond the classroom and to meet the need for trained public history professionals in the state and region. From the outset, the curriculum built on the core functions of public history in the areas of historic preservation, archives, cultural resource management, local and community history, and museums. Internship and project classes were incorporated as integral program elements, anticipating best practice standards articulated in the field over a decade later. Early project work by students included historical resource surveys, partnerships with local history museums, historic landmark nominations and interpretive exhibit proposals. The program continues to build on this foundation, currently offering more than 20 courses, including such topics as controversies in public history and writing and editing for the public. Students engage in a wide variety of public history practice through course and project work. Examples may be found hereInternships build on student knowledge and deepen experience and skills at sites throughout the U.S. For a full program description click here. The Public History Certificate Program was initiated in 2007 and has drawn participants from archives, museums, local historical organizations, government agencies and university administrations. It serves an important function complementary to the M.A. program by providing practicing public historians and volunteer board members/staff of historical societies with the opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge of theoretical and methodological approaches in the field.

Contact: Dr. Lynn Denton, Director, Public History Program, Associate Professor, History

Texas State University, 601 University Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666-4684



The Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH) is a research centre of the highest academic excellence for the study, analysis and public dissemination of contemporary Luxembourgish and European history. It aims to perform as a key player in three interrelated fields of interest:

  • First, as a national platform for the critical discussion and academic study of questions related to the contemporary history of Luxembourg from a transnational perspective;
  • Second, as an international hub for reflection on the methodological and epistemological challenges of history in the digital age;
  • Third, as a local mediator in the promotion of multimodal and digital literacy in academic research and teaching at the University of Luxembourg.

The centre therefore has a particular focus on the use of digital methods and tools for historical research and serves as a catalyst for innovative and creative scholarship and new forms of public dissemination and societal engagement with history in Luxembourg. Three thematic research areas — the contemporary history of Luxembourg, European history and digital historiography — are explored from a transnational and interdisciplinary perspective.

For more information about the C2DH, please contact:

Karin Priem, 
Head of Public History and Outreach, Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2 DH) – University of Luxembourg – Belval Campus – Maison des Sciences Humaines – 11, Porte des Sciences – L-4366 Esch-sur-Alzette – Luxembourg  – Tel: (+352) 46 66 44 – 9741

Follow the C2DH Public History and Outreach on Facebook on Twitter at @C2DH_LU

The MA in Public History at Carleton University, located in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa, was first offered in 2002 and it has quickly become one of the leading programs in the country. Our graduates have found employment in a wide variety of museums, archives, government departments, and cultural institutions or continued their academic studies at the Ph.D. level. Our exciting and innovative two-year program combines traditional academic strengths in historical theory, historiography, and primary research, with specialized courses on topics related to history in the public sphere (ranging from museums and archival theory to oral history, performance, digital history, history and public policy, and photography).  These courses routinely offer students the chance to work with a partner on a group project.  Through a paid summer internship students gain first-hand practical experience as a public historian and they complete their degree with an original research essay (40-60 pages) or project (script, screenplay, digital site, podcast, documentary film etc.).

Carleton also offers students the opportunity to take a Collaborative Masters in Digital Humanities and a Graduate Diploma in Curatorial Studies in conjunction with their MA in Public History. We are also developing a Concentration in Public History at the doctoral level.

Our program also benefits from the presence of the Carleton Centre for Public History, a university research centre that encourages an interdisciplinary dialogue on public history and cultural memory, building bridges between faculty, graduate students, alumni, and the wider community of public historians.

For more information about public history at Carleton, please contact the programme co-ordinator:  Dr David Dean, Department of History, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1S 5B6. Email: Tel. 1 613 520 2828. Dept. Website:
Centre website:

Located in Northern Colorado (one hour north of Denver) Colorado State University’s History Department has been training public history MA students since 1977. The program has three concentrations: museums, historic preservation, and cultural resource management. We have a strong commitment to environmental history and public lands. Many of our students gain career experience with CSU’s Public Lands History Center which undertakes projects with agencies such as the National Park Service and US Forest Service.

For more information about public history at CSU, please contact :  Dr Thomas Cauvin, Department of History. Email: