Public History

Public History
Students Stephen Topfer and Lesley Golding discuss Stephen's exhibit at the Victoria Art Gallery

Our 16-month MA in Public History trains students to communicate the rich stories from the past to the widest possible audience. Public historians are skilled researchers and creative professional communicators who work for archives, museums, First Nations, historic parks, tourism agencies, art galleries, universities and government, conveying history via digital and traditional media. As students work alongside faculty to carry history to public audiences, they’ll learn its purpose, importance, and meaning.

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Come and experience:

  • Oral and Indigenous History
  • Cutting-Edge Research 
  • Hands-on Community Engagement
  • Real-World Work Experience and Professional Networking
  • History for the Digital World/New Media