Public History Review is a peer reviewed journal investigating the nature and forms of public history: how and to whom is the past communicated and how does the past operate in the present? The journal provides a forum for historians working across all areas of the culture to pursue issues and reflect on practice; comment on historical representations; or extend our knowledge of public history as a field of study. We also publish scholarly contributions on history-related matters from other disciplines. The journal aims to engage academic historians more fully with the concerns of the public and public history work and seeks to articulate creative tensions between theory and practice.

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This journal does not charge any type of article processing charge (APC) or any type of article submission charge. 


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Civil aviation heritage in Australia's Northern Territory

Vol 28 (2021): Statue Wars: Protest, Public Histories and Problematic Plinths

This special issue of Public History Review has been edited by Kiera Lindsey and Mariko Smith. Through a collection of refereed articles and invited commentaries it investigates the 2020 statue wars and their aftermath in the context of the Black Lives Matter Movement.

The cover image for this special issue is Travis De Vries 'Tear it Down (Cook Falling)' (, 2019, a print of which was acquired by the Australian Museum for the Unsettled exhibition (2021). The work is reproduced with permission.

Published: 2021-02-24

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