About

Stevenson University’s Public History program is one of the nation’s few four-year undergraduate majors in the field. Our major provides students a firm foundation in American history combined with the opportunity to study and practice the public presentation of history. Through specialized coursework, volunteer opportunities, and internships our majors learn how to engage as practitioners with the community of public history. This blog is part of the History 209-01: Research and Writing in History course, which introduces students to the concept of the historical narrative, to the tools and methods used by historians while constructing that narrative, to the writing process involved in capturing that narrative on paper, as well as the necessity for public historians to think multi-culturally and to write in ways that maximize access to that narrative. Here, students will translate their historical research for a traditional research paper into publicly-engaging blog posts.