In 2020 Not Even Past marks its ten-year anniversary. For the site’s origin story, see the interview with our founding editor, Dr Joan Neuberger. Since its creation, the site has emerged as a robust and influential platform for Public History with a genuinely global reach. Not Even Past is made possible by its editorial team but especially by the dedicated work of dozens of faculty and graduate students writers at the University of Texas and beyond. Not Even Past articles cover every possible topic and period, providing a vast library of resources for Public History.
As part of the tenth anniversary celebration, we wanted to do something very simple: figure out how much we’ve actually published over the past decade. In its current form, the site is broken down into seven categories. As of November 2020, they include the following:
Features: 120 articles, ~250,000 words
Books: 365 articles, ~310,00 words
Teaching: 113 articles, ~107,000 words
Blog: 348 articles, ~390,000 words
Digital & Film: 113 articles, ~130,000 words
IHS & Public History: 49 articles, ~36,000 words
Texas: 86 Pages, ~120,000 words
Total Articles: 1,194
Total Words: ~1,300,000
As can be seen above, Not Even Past has published almost 1200 articles and around 1.3 million words of content. This is a remarkable volume of work and we want recognize and thank both Joan Neuberger, who steered much of this content to final publication, and all of our contributors over the years. As part of the 10 year anniversary, we will be producing a number of short videos highlighting different aspects of Not Even Past. The first of these is below.