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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

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  • 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."

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  • 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.

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  • Teaching

    Teaching Excellence.

    Training the next generation of history faculty...

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  • Workshop

    Prof. Kelly Lytle Hernández

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

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IN THE NEWS

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.

What I Do: Historians Talk about Their Work


Aug 07, 2013

A web series by AHA (American Historical Association) on work historians do outside of academia.

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Events Calendar

Nov 19, 2014 - Feb 13, 2015

The Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminar 2015

Applications are now open for 2015 Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars.

Nov 24, 2014 - Dec 23, 2014

Winter 2015 HistoryCorps Internships

The HistoryCorps Winter 2015 Internship application period is now open.

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