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Welcome to the Public History Initiative

  • Beyond the Classroom: Avi

    Community Engagement

    Prof. Teofilo Ruiz introducing Newberry award-winning author Avi at Emerson Middle School in Los Angeles


  • Why History Matters Fall 2013

    Why History Matters: A Public Lecture Series

    Fall 2013: "Why History of Science Matters: How Climate Change Became a Debate in America."


  • David Myers and Gary B. Nash

    Gary B. Nash

    Co-founder of the National Center in History in the Schools, Prof. Gary Nash has retired from NCHS, but will continue on as the Chair of the Board of PHI.


  • Teaching

    Teaching Excellence.

    Training the next generation of history faculty...


  • Workshop

    Prof. Kelly Lytle Hernández

    is the inaugural Director of UCLA History Department's Public History Initiative.



Smithsonian Summer Internships

Feb 25, 2015

Application Deadlines starting March 1, 2015

Public Programs Specialist

Sep 04, 2014

Rancho Los Cerritos seeks a History graduate as a part-time person for their history-themed educational programs.

Public History News

Jul 24, 2014

Summer 2014: New archives-- New Orleans newspaper archive; New Open Access maps at NYPL

PHI Hosts A Successful High School History Day!

PHI Hosts A Successful High School History Day!

Mar 18, 2014

PHI organized judging of over 100 high school history fair projects at the School of History and Dramatic Arts (SoHDA) in Cypress Park.

HistoryCorps Member Discusses her Work

Dec 18, 2013

Allie Riiska spent Fall Quarter working with students at the School of History and Dramatic Arts on their History Day projects.

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