Announcing the Fall 2016 Lecture Series

The Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University is excited to announce the participants for its annual Fall Lecture Series. These lectures are open to the public and stream live online. Past lectures can be viewed at the Redd Center YouTube Channel. We encourage educators to consider including one or many of these events in course syllabi, asking student to watch live, participate live in Q&A by sending questions in via Twitter or Facebook, or use the lecture videos as the launching point for a writing assignment or extra credit.

The series highlights new and innovative research 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 in the Education in Zion Auditorium, B192 JFSB.

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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. Lecture titles are tentative.


September 22:

 Fawn-Amber Montoya, Colorado State University - Pueblo

“Salt Creek Memory Project”    
(find the Facebook event page and information here)


September 29:

Leisl Childers, University of Northern Iowa

"Making Sense of Mustangs, Mushroom Clouds, and the Meaning of Public Lands"
(find the Facebook event page and information here)


October 13:  

David Gessener, University of North Carolina Wilmington

"All The Wild That Remains: Edward Abbey, Wallace Stegner, and the American West"
(find the Facebook event page and information here)


November 3:

Jeff Sanders, Washington State University

“Childhood and Environment in the Postwar American West”
(find the Facebook event page and information here)


December 1:

Raphael Folsom, University of Oklahoma

“The Yaquis and the Empire: Violence, Spanish Imperial Power, and Native Resilience in Colonial Mexico”
(find the Facebook event page and information here)


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