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Communicating about History: Challenges, Opportunities, and Emerging Recommendations

It is easy for messages to get lost in translation when talking about history. There are several barriers to being heard and understood, and a few opportunities to seize.
August 6, 2020

This brief describes the challenges and opportunities for communication that result from the public’s existing understandings of and assumptions about history. It also offers preliminary recommendations for responding to these challenges and opportunities, although further research will be needed to build on these findings and to develop the most effective ways of framing history.