About Us

Major Williams Hall

The Virginia Tech History Department launched the Public History Program in 2011. It has since become an integral feature of our graduate and undergraduate curricula.

We introduce students to the theories and methodologies appropriate to applied historical practice as well as digital forms of scholarship and presentation. Our instructors encourage students to work like professionals in a collaborative environment. Whether in the classroom or in the field, they learn to think like public historians. They acquire a deep understanding of and appreciation for traditional academic training and practical experience. They connect people with the past.

Our program welcomes the input of our

  • Current students
  • Alumni
  • Faculty and affiliated professionals
  • Community partners

as we explore the newest developments in the public history field. We are excited by the growth of our program and in our students.

Learn today how you can get involved with the Virginia Tech Public History Program.

Site credits:

Members of the Digital History class of the spring of 2012 initially created this website.  The following students contributed:

  • Anna Rose Fowler (Image Editor)
  • Heather Lennon (Wiki Manager)
  • Ryan Nolan (Audio/Video Editor)
  • William Paxton (Content Manager)
  • Alison Vick (Developer, Assistant-Editor)

As members of the Digital History class of the spring of 2014, Andrea Ledesma and Rosemary Zlokas jointly made the following updates: chose and customized a new design, installed new widgets, wrote new copy, and added to the site’s multimedia.