The new Reframing History initiative provides the field with a set of evidence-backed recommendations to communicate about history more convincingly and to build a wider understanding of what inclusive history looks like and why it is important for all of us.

As part of the American Association for State and Local History’s efforts to deepen the conversation around Reframing History, we are excited to announce the release of the Reframing History Podcast, hosted by Christy Coleman and Jason Steinhauer! Coleman is the executive director of the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and Steinhauer is a Wilson Center Global Fellow and author of the book History Disrupted.

This six-episode limited series features conversations with some of our field’s leading voices about how we communicate about history and what it looks like to shift the public conversation.

Episode 1 is now available and features interviews with:

  • Lacey Wilson, Public Historian, Albany Institute of History and Art
  • Theresa L. Miller, Senior Principal Researcher, FrameWorks Institute
  • John R. Dichtl, President & CEO, AASLH

Listen on our website or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts! A new episode will be released every Wednesday.

Learn more about Reframing History and use the Reframing History resources:

  • Read the report to learn about the four recommendations to communicate about history effectively
  • Use the toolkit in all the ways you communicate about history—one-on-one conversations, exhibitions, educational programs, fundraising, advocacy, etc.
  • Watch a conversation where museum directors, historians, and authors share their reflections on the report and their advice for communicating about history

AASLH will provide additional resources and discussions about Reframing History in the coming year.  Follow along at

Reframing History is funded by the Mellon Foundation and carried out in partnership with the FrameWorks Institute, National Council on Public History, and Organization of American Historians.