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Public historians work among and for the public—they put their skills as historians to work in our communities. Using historical materials, public historians help people understand personal and community histories and their relationships to broader historical contexts.

The Public History Track at UMass Boston serves and supports community endeavors to document, preserve, curate, interpret, and make accessible their various histories, and to connect their pasts with the present. Our partnerships provide graduate students with opportunities to apply theory to practice, and to build their professional networks and portfolios.


A partnership between the Public History Track, UMass Boston; Boston National Historical Park; the Bostonian Society; University Archives & Special Collections in the Joseph P. Healey Library at UMass Boston; and Temple Ohabei Shalom.

Community Engaged/Serving

Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series.