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.