Peter Inker is the Director of Historical Research at the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, home to the largest outdoor living history museum in the United States. He began his academic career as an archaeologist, with a research concentration in Migration Period culture change identifiable through metalworking techniques. His recent work has been in museum and heritage environments, including working with virtual and augmented reality. Currently he is leading Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s historians in developing new frameworks for understanding the past and ways in which we can connect scholarly research with a public audience. He writes for both scholarly and public audiences. He is Chair of EXARC, and a board member of Rumsiskes Market Town museum, a museum planned to show how residents of Eastern European towns coexisted before the Holocaust.