PLHC Hosts Alumni Career Panel at History Day 2020

History Day 2020: Connecting college, career with CSU alumni On March 6th, the Public Lands History Center welcomed forty high school students from Rocky Mountain High School (RMHS) and Berthoud High School (BHS) to campus for History Day, a collaborative program that raises awareness of the history major and career options for historians. In 2018 […]

CSU Instructor, Douglas Sheflin, Receives Choice Designation for Legacies of Dust

Colorado State University History faculty member, Dr. Douglas Sheflin, was selected to receive the 2019 Choice Outstanding Academic Title designation for his book, Legacies of Dust: Land Use and Labor in the Colorado Plains. The award recognizes the top academic titles of the year, as reviewed by Choice. Dr. Sheflin has also participated on an American […]

Faculty Director Jared Orsi Published in The Conversation

Last Week, PLHC Faculty Director Dr. Jared Orsi published an article in The Conversation discussing Quitobaquito, an oasis in Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. As Dr. Orsi points out, the oasis’s past is rich with connection. Over the course of its long human history, the oasis attracted a variety of different land users, each of […]

Collaboration with Colorado Parks and Wildlife Featured on Podcast

The Office of the Vice President for Research recently launched a podcast, State of Research. The podcast showcases research initiatives at Colorado State University from a variety of disciplines. In the inaugural episode, host, Ty Betts, highlighted the Public Lands History Center’s ongoing research partnership with Colorado Parks and Wildlife. Now in its second year, […]

Luce Foundation Awards PLHC $225,000 Grant for “Telling Untold Stories” Project

We are very excited to share that the Henry Luce Foundation has awarded the PLHC a $225,000 grant for our “Telling Untold Stories” project. Through this project, the PLHC plans to identify two under-served communities that have a public lands story to tell, assist the communities in sharing their story, and give them a platform […]

NEH awards CSU $350,000 grant for Colorado Encyclopedia

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a $350,000 grant to the Colorado Encyclopedia! We can’t wait to continue our partnership with the encyclopedia. This partnership provides Coloradoans with new stories about our beloved Centennial State. Read more about this initiative on CSU’s SOURCE. The NEH grant represents the next phase is a […]

Watch the American West Program Featuring Dr. Emily Moore

PLHC Highlights Dr. Emily Moore’s work at Spring 2019 AWP At the Spring 2019 American West Program, Dr. Emily Moore discussed her book, Proud Raven, Panting Wolf: Carving Alaska’s New Deal Totem Parks. Following a formal presentation, PLHC faculty member Dr. Ruth Alexander, served as the interviewer for a hosted conversation, followed by a question-and-answer session […]