National Council on Public History 2
E. Richard Hart, independent consulting historian
Scott A. Miltenberger, JRP Historical Consulting, LLC
Ian Smith, Historical Research Associates, Inc.
Two of the panel’s participants—Emily Greenwald and Ian Smith—contributed to the National Council on Public History’s (NCPH) 2015 special issue of The Public Historian entitled “The Historian as Expert Witness.” Meanwhile, panelist E. Richard Hart’s 2018 book American Indian History on Trial: Historical Expertise in Tribal Litigation offers invaluable insight into expert historical work, as well as providing concrete recommendations for those considering a litigation consulting career outside of academia. Together, the panelists will draw on nearly a century of combined experience in litigation consulting to provide conference attendees a behind-the-scenes look at the work of expert witness historians, from the archives to the courtroom.
We anticipate that this session will appeal both to graduate students and PhDs interested in consulting as a career, as well as to academics who have considered or are working as expert witnesses alongside their other responsibilities.