Council for the Promotion of History established the Register of
Professional Historians in 1986 as a list of professional historians
interested in and qualified to work as public historians (that is,
historians working outside of the college and university setting).
that historians and those with related training were increasingly
used by government and industry to do research in support of litigation,
environmental impact and cultural resources work, as well as toxic
waste studies. Historians have served as expert witnesses, provided
record management and archival services, and provided historic preservation
and planning work. They have also contributed exhibit research and
design services for businesses, museums, historic parks, and various
Until the CCPH
Register of Professional Historians was established, there was no
convenient way to contact professionals with experience in these fields.
The Register provides that method of contact.
to be Listed on the Register of Professional Historians
Pending action by the Board of Directors, CCPH has suspended additions to its Register of Professional Historians. CCPH may reinstate the RPH in mid-2011. We appreciate your interest in CCPH and in the Register; please check back with us at: www.ccphhistoryaction.org/ or www.csus.edu/org/ccph/ .
Those included in the CCPH Register of Professional Historians have
completed an application, submited a $30 registration fee, and met the following criteria.
applies for a listing in the Register by areas of specialization.
CCPH recognizes the following areas of specialization:
- Agree to
abide by the CCPH Standards of Professional Conduct.
- Hold an
advanced degree in history, such as an M.A., Ph.D., or official
A.B.D. from an accredited institution; or hold a B.A. in history and provide evidence
of substantial practical experience (a minimum of two years).
- Have designed
and executed a historical study as evidenced by a M.A. thesis
or Ph.D. dissertation, or a report or series of reports equivalent
in scope. The report(s) must indicate substantive historical
analysis based upon an explicit theoretical orientation. Purely
descriptive reports are not equivalent.
History and Genealogy
and Community History
Listings in the
Register reflect the registrant's skill in history and emphasis
in one of the above fields. Other listings or registers may recognize
skills in related specialities or disciplines, using different criteria.
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