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Throughout my educational endeavors in public history, I have been struck by the wide range of mediums by which public historians convey their knowledge of the past to their audiences. The National Council on Public History describes public history as “history beyond the walls of the traditional classroom,” and such a description reminds us that educators who work “in the field” are vitally important in helping us understanding the ways in which history is made every day. Common avenues for public historians to educate the broader public about the past include museums, libraries, historic homes, musical performances, and film. The sorts of occupations public historians hold are equally diverse and include curators, historic preservationists, interpreters, cultural resource managers, and oral historians.
As the entire field of history continues to experiment with the educational possibilities of the digital landscape, public historians have utilized the tools offered by the digital medium…
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