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International Public History

  • Official organ of the International Federation for Public History
  • First international journal dedicated to the topic of public history
  • Multimodal e-only journal, enabling content enhancement with photo, video and audio material

Free Online Access: All articles published in Issue 1-1 (2018) of Public History International are freely available to all readers.

International Public History is a major international stimulus to the field of public history, which has been growing all over the world, both as an academic discipline and as a self-identity for its practitioners. The peer-reviewed online publication IPH is a timely development, providing a much-needed publishing venue for anyone engaged in public history. Submissions to International Public History are assessed in double-blind peer review.

Published twice a year, IPH provides a mix of theoretical, research and "practice-oriented" scholarly articles on a wide range of topics. The multimodal journal offers readers a rich experience through the enhancement of articles using photos, film and audio clips.

IPH is the official organ of the International Federation for Public History.

About the society

The International Federation for Public History was founded in 2010 to create a network of public history programs, scholars, and practitioners for facilitating the international exchange of information on teaching and research in and the practice of public history. The Federation’s aim is to share recommended professional and academic best practices, including standards for evaluating public history scholarship. Fostering participation of public historians and their organizations in international congresses and other meetings of scholars in the field is one of its core issues.

IFPH’s main purpose is to build an international public history community to encourage, promote, and coordinate contacts, teaching, and research in public history.

Learn more about the International Federation for Public History here: http://ifph.hypotheses.org/

Abstracting & Indexing

International Public History is covered by the following services:

  • Baidu Scholar
  • CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure)
  • CNPIEC - cnpLINKer
  • Dimensions
  • EBSCO Discovery Service
  • Google Scholar
  • J-Gate
  • KESLI-NDSL (Korean National Discovery for Science Leaders)
  • MyScienceWork
  • Naver Academic
  • Naviga (Softweco)
  • Primo Central (ExLibris)
  • Publons
  • QOAM (Quality Open Access Market)
  • ReadCube
  • SCImago (SJR)
  • Semantic Scholar
  • Summon (ProQuest)
  • TDNet
  • WanFang Data
  • WorldCat (OCLC)
  • Yewno

The Editors welcome your submission to International Public History at iph@lmu.de.

Submission of manuscripts 2020

Submitted manuscripts should use American English orthography and follow the conventions of the Chicago Manual of Style.

IPH features a mix of theoretical, empirical, research based and practice-oriented scholarly articles, conversations, interviews, and reviews. Topics range from description and analysis of public history projects to debating theories, methods, approaches and issues undertaking public history and engaging different publics. Readers will encounter discussions about the public and political uses of history, oral history, public archaeology, heritage, digital public history, history and memory, exhibiting and curating, collecting and preservation, access and open access, sharing and shared authority, teaching public history, performance, and many more subjects, occasionally brought into sharp focus through special thematic issues. There will also be regular review sections discussing new museums and exhibitions, films, websites, apps and performances from around the world. We encourage comparative perspectives and global co-authorship.

Our acceptance of content for publication is based on double-blind peer review.

Manuscripts submitted to International Public History should use American English orthography and follow the conventions of the Chicago Manual of Style (see the Style Sheet [provide link] and should not exceed 60,000 characters. The inclusion of multimedia elements (photos, films, sound) is strongly encouraged.

Although IPH is published in English, submissions in all other languages are welcome. In such cases the editors will send your submission out for preliminary assessment and if the report is favorable we will then send it out for peer review. To assist us in this process we request that all submissions in languages other than English be accompanied by an abstract (ca. 300 words) in English. If a decision is made to publish your work, we will then ask you to provide an English translation [not via Google Translate or a similar service] for publication in the journal. At the moment, IPH does not have funding for translations. You will have the option to also upload the original language version onto our website.


Andreas Etges (LMU Munich, Germany)
David Dean (Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada)

Editorial Board

Tanya Evans (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia) [2018-2022]
Radhika Hettiarachchi (Community Memorialisation Project, Sri Lanka) [2018-2021]
Ricardo Santhiago (Federal University of São Paulo, Brazil) [2018-2020]

International Advisory Board

Heba Ali Abd Elsalam (American School of Oriental Research, Alexandra, Virginia, USA)
Marko Demantowsky (FHNW School of Education, Basel, Switzerland)
Natasha Erlank (University of Johannesburg, South Africa)
Alexandra Kolesnik (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia)
Paweł Machcewicz (The Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland)
Jiang Meng (Renmin University of China, Beijing, China)
Michihiro Okamoto (Toyo University, Tokyo, Japan)
Mark Tebeau (Arizona State University, Phoenix, USA)
Isabelle Veyrat-Masson (National Center for Scientific Research, Paris, France)

Editorial address

International Public History
Dr. Andreas Etges
LMU München
Schellingstr. 3 VG
80799 München




Schlagworte englisch History and memory; digital public history; archiving; libraries; exhibiting; curation; preservation; heritage; communication and media; policy; private and commercial sectors