Public History Fund


History Dept D01019


Graduate Student Support

History and Purpose:

Public historians use their rigorous academic training to bring history beyond the walls of the academy. And they don't wait until graduation to do so. Over the years, through Professor Cliff Trafzer's direction, the Program has built strong partnerships with local institutions, including museums, archives, land conservancies, city planning organizations, and heritage sites. This year alone, our students are interning at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles, the Oakland Museum of California, the Riverside Metropolitan Museum, the California Museum of Photography, the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, and the City of San Juan Capistrano's Historic Preservation program. Graduates of UC Riverside's program are now public history professionals working across the state and the country. This award assists those students in Public History with sponsorships for conferences in this discipline.

Selection and Guidelines:

For student awards and sponsorship of regional conferences related to public history.

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