New minor blends public and history

By: Max Bruns ~Staff Writer~ This year, Xavier’s history department is adding a new minor in public history. Previously, the university only offered a history major for students interested in learning about history in addition to the basic core history requirements. As of 2015, public history is available either as a concentration or as a minor. “Public History is the research and presentation of history specifically for popular consumption,” according to an official university description of the program. “Public historians are found in museums, historical sites, archives, non-profits and digital ventures.” The public history curriculum changes the track of history … Continue reading New minor blends public and history