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Public history is a field of history that requires its practitioners to use the skills and methods of academic history with an eye toward connecting the public with that history. As such, public historians are trained to work with a diverse range of primary sources (archival documents, artifacts, art, oral histories, film, photographs), and find employment in a range of locales (archives, historical societies, historic sites, libraries, museums, documentary films, government agencies, universities, the world wide web, etc.).
The National Council on Public History has prepared a guide called "The Public History Navigator: How to Choose and Thrive in a Graduate Public History Program." If you are considering graduate education and a career in public history, first consult the guide, then make an appointment with Prof. Amy Tyson to talk about your goals.