NCPH - Democratizing the Digital Humanities?: The AskHistorians Experiment in User-Driven Public History


With over 520,000 subscribers, the Reddit community AskHistorians ( is the Internet’s largest public history education forum. In this session, attendees will learn how to leverage a large user base to cultivate an audience of people in crucial but difficult-to-reach demographics. Through problem-solving games and a concurrent forum event, attendees will have the chance not just to observe but to participate in one of the most innovative experiments in public history on the Internet.

Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
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Brian M. Watson
Archivist, Historian, Knowledge Organizer

I’m an archivist, a public historian, an author, a researcher, and a knowledge organizer.