Fall 2023 Newsletter (Vol. 12)

BYU Redd Center Newsletter

Fall 2023 (Vol. 12)

In this Issue:

- Fall 2023 Lectures

- Distinguished Service Award

- Recent Redd Center-funded Awards

- Publications from Past Redd Center Awards

- Religion in the West Seminar

- Writing Westward Podcast Update

- Intermountain Histories Update and Stats

- New People at the Redd Center

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  Fall 2023 Lectures

Follow on YouTube and Facebook to find which of these lectures will be livestreamed.

Lecture titles are tentative and room locations are tentative. Updates will be posted on the individual Facebook Event page (linked below). View all upcoming events here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BYUReddCenter/events.

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September 21

Mark T. Johnson
Associate Professor, Institute of Educational Initiatives, University of Notre Dame

  • The History of the Chinese Experience in Montana

(Annual William Howard and Hazel Butler Peters Lecture)

11:00 AM
Location: WSC 3380 (Wilkinson Student Center Little Theater)
Facebook Event Page


October 5

Erika M Bsumek
Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin

  • Foundational Histories: Indigenous Dispossession and Glen Canyon Dam

11:00 AM
Location: 1060 HBLL (Library basement auditorium)
Facebook Event Page


November 9

Matthew J. Grow
Managing Director, LDS Church History Department

  • “Find Grand Themes and Grand Topics”: The Career and Research Collection of Ronald W. Walker

(New annual Ronald and Launi Walker Lecture)

11:00 AM
Location: WSC 3380 (Wilkinson Student Center Little Theater)
Facebook Event Page

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Distinguished Service Award

Director Jay H. Buckley received a 2023 Distinguished Service Award at the national Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation’s 55th Annual Meeting in Missoula, Montana. This award, the highest the foundation bestows, was given for his achievements guiding and mentoring young scholars. Congratulations, Dr. Buckley!

Read more at this press release: https://bridgervalleypioneer.com/article/byu-historian-jay-h-buckley-receives-national-lewis-and-clark-organizations-highest-honor?fbclid=IwAR0aSCvV-rrcBi_Ssgj3bO9YlFSavRH0nJG74nwpLo6CqBAkvpvkxbagwM4



Recent Redd Center-funded Awards

Publication Grants

The Redd Center regularly awards publication grants to support presses publishing books on the American West. Presses use these subventions for a variety of purposes such as including additional images or maps, improving production quality, or lowering list price. Below are new books that have been supported by recent Redd Center publication grants.