• Nature & Culture
    Las Vegas history directly informs issues that are relevant today: immigration; labor; race and equality; energy and water. We study those connections.
  • Faculty & Students
    Through collaborative classroom and fieldwork, students and professors partner with community groups, businesses and government agencies.
  • Preservation & Material Culture
    Cataloging projects and museum exhibitions allow students to get hands on with historical objects and learn ‘best practice’ standards.
  • Theory & Scholarship
    In seminars and colloquia students learn historiography and theory—useful tools for the academic papers they conceive, research, and produce throughout the program.
  • Thinking & Doing
    Our faculty use and teach a range of public history methodologies: oral history, ethnography, historic preservation, and cultural resource management.