We believe history is directly relevant to our daily lives and the skills that a historian must cultivate are skills that are demanded in many facets of our lives. Historical inquiry is a journey of exploration and discovery; it is not a simple matter of memorizing facts and figures, and history should be accessible to all, especially the twenty-first century learner.
History to the People is a website that provides academically produced information on American history to a popular audience, with a particular goal of attracting high school and undergraduate students. The site will provide accessible and engaging entries on key historical events, themes, and questions and will also experiment with creative ways of presenting historical information, such as videos, podcasts, and interactive infographics.
Now accepting submissions and donations for our spring 2013 launch. Thank you for your support!
Historians to the People
Cali and Brianna are two history PhD students at Arizona State University. HTTP is their commitment to using the skills honed in academia to provide an important public service: bringing history to the people!
“While facts are indeed important, HTTP entries will also attempt to foster curiosity, engagement, and critical thinking. In addition, one of our primary goals is to use HTTP as a platform to impart the skills a historian cultivates, such as the evaluation of evidence and an understanding of historical context.”
Brianna Theobald, Historian to the People | Arizona State University
We are in the process of raising the funds necessary to cover our initial capital investment and operating budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. Your gift to History to the People would go toward expenses such as building our website and providing scholarships for high school students interested in studying history in college.
We will be accepting online donations soon!
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
In anticipation of our spring 2013 launch date, we are seeking submissions from faculty and graduate students on their areas of expertise.
- Not exceed 800-1,000 words in length
- Be accessible to a high school audience
- Include footnotes (Chicago)
- Include a short list of suggested reading or other source materials
- Include images (strongly encouraged)