Mr. Datcher showing students a family burying ground, Cresswell, AL

students at sunny slope launch

Student curators at the launch of “A Moment in the Sun: Unearthing the History of the Sunny Slope Plantation”


Student conducting a history harvest at Boykin Community Center

AU Public History Klein House

Auburn Public History students and faculty with community partner Peter Datcher, Harpersville, Alabama


Student interviewing Mr. Datcher, Harpersville, AL

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Public History at Auburn


Welcome! This website is a snapshot of how we do public history at Auburn University

Public historians use their historical training to engage with broad and diverse audiences in collaborative settings.  The pursuit of these goals extend to the earliest days of the historical profession as scholars worked with government and private agencies to create public access to historic sites, archival collections, and informed conversations.  Today, public historians are active professionals in museums, historic sites, archives, government agencies, non-profit organizations, local governments, and more.  Potential opportunities for academically trained public historians are vast.