LHP Origin

The Living History Project began in 2012 by Mahader Tesfai, a former AS President at UCSB.  After graduating, he was recruited back to campus in 2012 to implement a project of his choosing.  He began the Living History Project because he believes in bringing student history into the present and seeing it live on amongst the current student body.  He, along with a group of students, compiled historical information by reaching out to departments and faculty, exploring the Special Collections Archives, and reading through old newspapers and yearbooks.  Through this research, he created a base timeline for student activism on campus and published it online. Since his departure, we relaunched this project in 2018 and are continuing the mission to have our history live on amongst the student body.


If you have any information/articles you would like to submit or are a BCU/organization that would like to collaborate and submit content, contact us at:

livinghistory@as.ucsb.edu