PLHC Brown Bag Professionalization Series

About once a month, the PLHC hots Professionalization events for students to help them network, learn professional development skills and engage in good conversation about working in the public history field. Here are some photos from the most recent Brown Bag event, featuring Maggie Moss Jones. IMG_6002 IMG_6003 IMG_6004

PLHC Receives Substantial Monetary Award from the Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research just awarded the PLHC a little less than 100,000 dollars to expand research projects in the center. The PLHC was only one of five units designated as a Program of Research and Scholarly excellence to recieve this amount of monetary award. The PLHC will work to hire a full time program manager to take on more complicated projects in conjunction with the National Park Service and expand the center’s reach. Check out more information in the Source article:

October Professionalization Brown Bag Series

The Public Lands History Center will host its first Professionalization Brown Bag series of the fall semester. Dr. Sarah Payne will lead a discussion about writing letters of interest and responding to job offers. See the attached poster below for more details.


The Color of Our Parks Panel Video

The American West Program’s Color of Our Parks took place on September 29. Featuring speakers Nina Roberts, Gillian Bowser, Ruth Alexander, Camille Dungy, and Alexandra Hernandez, presenters shared their experiences with nature, race, and diversity in our national parks. Here is a link to a video of the panel in its entirety:

American West Program Hosts Signature Event

On Thursday, September 29, The American West Program hosted “The Color of Our Parks,” a signature event in which scholars discussed the importance of race and diversity in public lands. There was a workshop in the afternoon, and then the main panel in the evening. Check out a few photos from the day below! FullSizeRender(1) FullSizeRender(2) FullSizeRender

Public Lands History Center Announces Signature American West Program Event

On Friday, September 29 the Public Lands History Center’s American West program will host its fall program. This year it is called “The Color of Our Parks: Nature, Race and Diversity in the National Park Service.” See the events information of the website to find out more information, or click on the photo of the poster. PLHCColorOfOurParksPoster

Mark Fiege named Endowed Chair at Montana State University

Dr. Mark Fiege, founder of the Public Lands History Center, has been named the Wallace Stegner Endowed Chair at Montana State University. Dr. Fiege joins the faculty starting this Fall 2016 semester at Montana State University. He was formally a faculty member in the history department at Colorado State University. See the news release below:



History Graduate Students Document Their Summer

History MA Candidates Maggie Moss Jones and Sean Fallon spent their summer interning with the restoration crew at Rocky Mountain National Park. Maggie and Sean were employed through the Public Lands History Center. They curated their experiences into a blog titled “Rehistoring the Land.” Check it out below:



Summertime Standouts

Source, CSU’s online news, recently released an article highlighting the work done by a crew of PLHC graduate student researchers during their summer internships in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Click below to read the full article.

Summertime Standouts: Graduate School

Press Release: Public Lands History book series

Click below to read the Colorado State University Source press release about new Public Lands History series with the University of Oklahoma Press!

CSU’s Public Lands History Center launches new book series