Society of Public Historians

Society of Public Historians The Society of Public Historians at Wichita State University

Public History brings historical scholarship to audiences in non-academic settings. These activities include museum work, historic preservation, archives, contract work, policy analysis, community history, scholarly publishing, and support for businesses and institutions. This work combines the skills and knowledge common to all historians with an understanding of how to convey historical knowledge in a variety of forms. Writing for non-academic audiences, creating exhibits, surveying historic properties, and cataloguing collections of documents and artifacts are just some of the activities that public historians engage in. SPH encourages research and practice in all these areas of public history. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in public history. If you love the study of history and have a passion for helping others embrace the past, the Public History Program and Society of Public Historians at Wichita State University may be for you.

Mission: The purpose of the Society of Public Historians (SPH) is to promote interest in the study and practice of public history. This includes local and community history, corporate history, archives, museums, and living history.

09/09/2011

Don't miss out - Tonight, 6pm, Holmes Museum on WSU's campus - 1st general SPH meeting of the year! Potluck meal, bring your favorite dish and get an exclusive tour of the Holmes Museum!! See you then!

07/29/2011

SPH needs your help!!!!
We are looking for a few individuals that would be willing to assist us with our upcoming SPH general meeting in September. We have some great ideas but we need your assistance to make everything come together. If you are interested in assisting us please contact President Michael Ables at [email protected] for further details. We are looking forward to working with you.

04/25/2011
The Sunflower

Good article about the upcoming Tornado Alley book from the WSU Sunflower Newspaper.

04/23/2011

We again want to thank everyone for coming out and the Orpheum Theater for having us.

Orpheum Theater Tour
04/23/2011

Orpheum Theater Tour

04/16/2011

On Friday, April 22, 2011 at 5:45 p.m. the Society of Public Historians will be getting a behind the scenes tour of Wichita's historic Orpheum Theatre. The Orpheum Theatre is on the northeast corner of 2nd and Broadway. The tour will be led by Orpheum volunteer and author of "From the Land of Andalusia to the Wheat Fields of Kansas: A History of Wichita's Historic Orpheum Theatre" Keith Wondra.

04/13/2011

Don't miss these great upcoming events! Cowtown Museum Civil War Reenactment
Saturday, April 16, fom 9:30am to 4:30pm. While there, catch Keith Wondra at the Orpheum Theatre Book Signing 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

03/13/2011

The David and Sally Jackman Visiting Scholars Series will have its first lecture "The Primacy of Dancing to Culture and Life" with Dr. Sam Gill of the University of Colorado at 7pm, Monday, March 14 in Hubbard Hall, room 209. All are welcome to attend!

03/13/2011

The 13th annual Lambda Alpha Symposium will be held Saturday, April 9 from 8am to 5pm in Devlin Hall at WSU. Email your abstracts to [email protected] by March 18 to participate - your 15-20 minute presentation could win you $100! All undergraduate and graduate students are welcome, topics dealing with anthropology in any way are welcome.

Society of Public Historians
02/26/2011

Society of Public Historians

02/26/2011

The first Society of Public Historians meeting of the year will be TOMORROW February 26 at 3pm in the Board Room of the Kansas Aviation Museum! See you there!

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1845 Fairmount St
Wichita, KS
67260

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