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 […]

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:    

Colorado's "Sea of Sand" is Subject for Local Author

Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (1916 – 2016), the Public Lands History Center at Colorado State University is pleased to announce the publication of Sea of Sand: A History of Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, written by local Fort Collins historian and Colorado State University alumnus Michael M. […]

Public Lands History Center designated a Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence

The Office of the Vice President for Research at Colorado State University has recently announced that the Public Lands History Center has been awarded the honor of being designated a Program of Research and Scholarly Excellence (PRSE)! Programs are awarded this designation for achieving great distinction and setting a standard for excellence in research, teaching […]

Launch of Colorado Encyclopedia

For the past few years, the Colorado Humanities has been working on creation of the Colorado Encyclopedia, an online collection of articles on people, places, events, and things in Colorado history. The project, funded by grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the History Colorado State Historical Fund, has recently launched. Scholars from […]

PLHC's American West Program team receives PRECIP program seed funds

The Public Lands History Center’s American West Program team is a receipient of this year’s Pre-Catalyst for Innovative Partnerships (PRECIP) program from CSU’s Office of the Vice President for Research! The program provides seed funding and support for new innovative and collaborative projects on campus. The PLHC will use the program to further develop plans […]