Hello Historical World!  My name is Alexandra and I am a Public History graduate student at American University.  What is Public History you ask?  Well, ask everyone one of us in this program and we will all have different answers.  For me, Public History is about interpreting history in a way that is understandable to a audience outside of academia.  You encounter public historians in museums, historic sites, and when you pick up your favorite history magazine.

I am here pondering public history through a course called History and New Media.  I am hoping to learn how to be a historian that is not afraid of trying out new technologies to reach a broader audience.  Please bear with me over this semester as I stumble through the seemingly complicated and intimidating maze of new media.

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