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 […]

CSU historians examine Japanese-American confinement camps of N.M.

Source, CSU’s online news, just released a feature article on the PLHC’s project “Confinement in the Land of Enchantment: Japanese Americans in New Mexico during WWII.” The PLHC team, which includes Dr. Sarah Payne and M.A. alums Tessa Moening and Kellie Nicholas, have been hard at work over the past year on this exciting and […]

PLHC Co-Founder Mark Fiege Gives Wallace Stegner Lecture at MSU

March 6, 2015 — MSU News Service BOZEMAN – Elegant conservation will be the theme of this year’s Wallace Stegner Lecture, to be given Wednesday, March 25, at Montana State University’s Museum of the Rockies. Mark Fiege, a history professor at Colorado State University and currently the Wallace Stegner Visiting Professor at MSU, will speak […]

PLHC Council Member Mark Fiege Wins Teaching Award

The Colorado State University Alumni Association has recognized Dr. Mark Fiege with a 2015 Best Teacher Award. The teachers are nominated by students and alumni and are selected by a committee comprised of faculty, students, and members of the Alumni Association Board of Directors. Nominated teachers/professors must be current Colorado State University faculty/staff members. Selections […]