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Active history

Not sure if this website has been noted here before, but it certainly looks like a good initiative...


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Quote: is a website to help connect historians with the public, policy makers and the media. This is an effort to facilitate and disseminate the ideas developed at the conference “Active History: History for the Future” at Glendon College in September 2008.

We define active history variously as history that listens and is responsive; history that will make a tangible difference in people’s lives; history that makes an intervention and is transformative to both practitioners and communities. We seek a practice of history that emphasizes collegiality, builds community among active historians and other members of communities, and recognizes the public responsibilities of the historian.

We are looking at the British History & Policy Website as a model for this project.

We are still looking for people to join our editorial board and our database. Please contact us at info (at) if you are willing to support the project or consider submitting a paper.

A French website,, is under construction.

The site is being developed by a group of graduate students at York University.



Thanks, Unionist. An interesting site indeed. The place of relevance in history or whether his should be relvant has been oft debated by historians.