Department: History (http://history.cah.ucf.edu/graduate/publichistory.php)
The Public History track in the History M.A. program trains students who are interested in careers in administration, preservation and interpretation within public history. The program is valuable for students who wish to pursue careers using archival studies, community and local history, documentary editing, historic site preservation and administration, museum studies, oral history, historical resource management or applied research. Introduction.
Public history is one of the newest and fastest growing fields within the discipline of history. Some practitioners of public history seek to connect the general public with stimulating and thought provoking inquiries into the past. For many historians the role of academic inquiry within the public sphere has been limited, it is the role of the public historian to bridge the gap between the academic and general audience, thus, the public historian connects the lay-audience to historical inquiry and discovery.