Who We Are

Public History on the Prairies is an initiative of the Public History Program at Brandon UniversityOur program launched in 2017 to help students become public historians through dynamic classroom experiences and real-world learning opportunities.

Here, we showcase compelling projects and content our students and faculty create as part of the learning experience. We strive to uncover and document important – though often lesser-known – stories about the prairie past.

Walking Through Westman: Uncovering Our Past Exhibition Opening, Brandon, MB, January 2020

We often develop our projects in collaboration with community members, museums, historic sites, digital media producers, artists, archives, and others interested in unpacking and exhibiting the past.

And we are always looking for new partners. Our students are highly motivated and ready to research. If you have a project and need a little (or a lot) of help or if you’d just like to connect about possible collaborations, please contact us today. And if you’re looking for good students to hire, we know quite a few!

Whether you’re a seasoned public historian, a prospective or current student, or just someone interested in knowing more about prairie pasts, you’ve come to the right place.

Explore our pages to learn more about who we are, what we do, and how you can get involved.

Questions? Comments? Ideas? Contact us today!