Public History Matrix
Directions: Use the matrix below to familiarize yourself with the different fields in public history. Research various aspects of each field as listed in the columns. Provide brief responses for each section to gain a basic understanding of each. You will need to scroll down to see the rest of the matrix and the next set of Directions: Directions: After completing the matrix above, use the data you collected to thoughtfully respond to the questions below. Your responses should be a minimum of 300 words per question. 1. What’s the value of a historian taking on one of these roles outside the academy? 2. Select a field. What historical skills would you use in the field and how would you use them? 3. Looking at the same field, how does your presentation of history here work differently than it does in the classroom? 4. Looking at the same field, who is your audience? How should they be involved in the work that you do?