What is the History Engine?

The History Engine is a collection of thousands of historical “episodes” that paints a wide-ranging portrait of the past that is freely available to scholars, teachers, and the general public. Students from a variety of college and universities write these episodes. Creating an episode for the History Engine gives them the opportunity to learn history by doing the work—researching, writing, and publishing—of a historian.

Join the Project

Do you teach at a college or university and want to use the History Engine in your classroom? Let us know by contacting us. We’ll send you an authentication code that allows you to register for the site.