Hello public history professionals and enthusiasts! My name is Anna and I am a graduate student in the Public History program at American University. This semester (Summer, 2015), I am taking a course titled “History and New Media” where I hope to learn how to use modern technology to help interpret history in a way that is accessible for non-academic audiences. Since technology and media platforms (i.e. smartphones, tablets, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) play a crucial role in our everyday, twenty-first century lives, I hope to not only become familiar with these new technologies through this course, but also to master them. These new technologies provide public historians with an opportunity to innovate practices in the field and to reach broader audiences more efficiently. In creating this blog, I have learned first-hand just how quickly and easily modern technology is to use and how accessible it is to audiences of all sorts.