From #MeToo to Systemic Cultural Change: A Public Historian’s Call to Action

The #MeToo movement has shed light on the widespread prevalence of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse, including in scholarly and professional communities. The last two years have shown us that the public history community is no exception.

If we do not act, we are complicit in the violence that has pushed countless public historians out of the field. We must now actively work towards eliminating sexual violence from the field. Today on History@Work, I offer my recommendations for public historians and the organizations that represent us.

Published by Chelsea R. Miller

I am a public historian based in Saratoga Springs, NY. I’m interested in the stories that we tell about the past, and what those stories mean for us today. I work with books and I spend most of my free time with dogs.

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