Cali and Brianna are history doctoral students at Arizona State University who passionately believe that history should be accessible to all and that historical thinking is both relevant and highly in demand in the twenty-first century.
To address these needs, they are in the early stages of planning a website — www.historytothepeople.org — with a tentative launch date of February 1, 2012. This website will provide a forum in which a non-academic audience can obtain scholarly historical information that maintains its high academic standards and yet is directed specifically toward a public audience. Thus, blog posts, videos, and other media will emphasize application and the historical thinking behind the material. As well as a legitimate and accessible source of information, they envision historytothepeople.org as a vehicle promoting historical interest and conversation, a place in which people can ask questions, consider new ideas, and engage in a dialogue about history and the role of historical thinking in our daily lives.