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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 Excellence.

    Training the next generation of history faculty...


  • Prof. Kelly Lytle Hernández

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



CBS Investigative Intern (Summer 2014)

May 31, 2014

History majors! Apply your research and writing skills to investigative news.

Summer Session 2014 Internships Open (A&C)

Summer Session 2014 Internships Open (A&C)

Apr 15, 2014

Limited openings in the summer program! Applications will be considered through June 15, 2014 on a rolling/availability basis.

PHI Offers Small Innovator Grants for Students

Apr 07, 2014

The UCLA Public History Initiative is proud to announce a new grant opportunity, “Public History Innovator Grants.”

2014 Multicultural Undergraduate Internships in LA County

Apr 01, 2014

The Getty Foundation has offered funding to more than 60 Los Angeles-area museums and visual arts organizations for Multicultural Undergraduate Internships during summer 2014.

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.

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