Through staff expertise and strategic collaboration with external researchers and advisers, AASLH conducts original research in service of the field. These projects, described below, yield insights that can strengthen our institutions and improve public history practice. We share our findings through a range of outlets, including print and digital publication, webinars, conference sessions, blog posts, and specialized research briefings for the staff and board of historical organizations. We also monitor trends and publications that can impact public history practice, periodically publishing targeted research briefs on the AASLH blog.
By conducting and sharing research about the public history community and the role of history in American life, AASLH strives to help advance public history practice, strengthen our institutions, and empower history organizations and professionals across the country.
If you have questions, ideas, or feedback, or are interested in partnering with us on a project, please contact John Marks (email@example.com), Director of the AASLH Public History Research Lab.