Become a leader and engage wider audiences in historical reflection!

In December of 2018, Patty Limerick was awarded an $800,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for an Applied History training program tying historical understanding to real-world solutions for modern problems.

Through a series of courses, projects, networking events and summer programs, graduate students, postdoctoral students and faculty will combine their historical knowledge with practical skills. Under the guidance of mentors, participants will craft responses to recurring issues in the West, including wildfires, natural resource management, gender, culture, race and the challenges and opportunities facing native peoples.

We offer individual and group workshops that train a new generation of Environmental Historians and Historians of the American West to become experts in the field of Applied History. Our Applied History Toolkit profiles the following skills that you will have fun acquiring: