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.