Announcing the Fall 2015 Lecture Series

The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University is excited to announce the participants for the annual Fall Lecture Series. Each fall, the Redd Center hosts a number of lectures on campus to present and highlight new and innovative research being done in Western American studies. Many feature scholars who have previously received funding and support from the Redd Center. Unless otherwise stated, these lectures are held on Thursday mornings at 11:00 AM (Mountain Standard Time) on BYU campus. They are open to the BYU campus community and the public at large. 

This year the Redd Center will also host a live webcast of each lecture, allowing participants from around the country (or world!) to view the lecture live and pose questions during the Q&A session. The URLs for the webcasts can all be found at the Redd Center YouTube Channel.  We encourage educators to consider including one or many of these events in your course syllabi, asking student to log in and watch live, participate in Q&A, or use the lecture videos as the launching point for a writing assignment or extra credit. Please review the list below, spread the word, and participate if you can! Detailed information on the individual speakers and their lecture will be posted in coming months. 

All lectures will be held on BYU campus in the Education in Zion Auditorium, B192 JFSB.


17 September 2015:  

Peter Goin, Foundation Professor of Art, University of Nevada, Reno

Re-Visiting Tahoe: Then & Now, A Visual History


1 October 2015

Peter Nabakov, Professor of World Arts and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles

The Hunts of Acoma: Tracking a Pueblo Indian Family Through the Twentieth Century


15 October 2015

Michel Hogue, Assistant Professor of History, Carleton University

Metis and the Medicine Line: Researching and Writing the Transnational Histories of Plains Indigenous Peoples


29 October 2015

Sarah Fox, Freelance Writer and Editor

Stories from Downwind: A People’s History of the Nuclear West

5 November 2015 (7:00 PM, MST)

Richard Francaviglia, Emeritus Professor of History and Geography, University of Texas in Arlington

Map-making and Saint-making: A Cartographic History of Mormonism



19 November 2015

Leisl Childers, Assistant Professor of History, University of Northern Iowa

Making Sense of Mustangs and Mushroom Clouds



3 December 2015 (BYU Folklore Archives Founder's Lecture)

Jacqueline Thursby, Professor of English, Brigham Young University

Basques in the American West: Cultural Maintenance and Legacies


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