Winter 2020 Lecture Series

Winter 2020 Redd Center Lecture Series


Announcing our Winter 2020 Lecture Series


Lectures are open to the public and stream live online on YouTube and Facebook. 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.

Lecture titles are tentative and room locations are tentative. Updates will be posted on the individual Facebook Event page (linked below).

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 January 30

Carol Cornwall Madsen, emeritus research historian, Brigham Young University


The Third Star, Emmeline B. Wells, and the Winning of Women's Suffrage in Utah


  • This lecture commemorates the 150 year anniversary of the 1869 passage of women's suffrage in Utah (Feb. 12, 1869) and first ballots cast by women in the territory (Feb. 14, 1869). Madsen is author of the award-winning Emmeline B. Wells: An Intimate History (University of Utah Press, 2017).

11:00 AM
B-192 JFSB
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February 27

Megan Kate Nelson, Ph.D., historian and writer

When the Civil War Came West

2020 Annaley Naegle Redd Lecture


7:00 PM
Location TBD
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***POSTPONED until further notice due to BYU campus clusure for COVID-19***

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April 2

Thomas Alexander, professor emeritus, Brigham Young University

Fear and Flight, Brigham Young and the Move to Central Utah During the Utah War

Clarence Dixon Taylor Lecture

  • This is the 2020 Clarence Dixon Taylor Lecture. The Clarence Dixon Taylor awards and lecture exist to highlight this histories of Utah, Wasatch, and Carbon Counties in Utah. Alexander is emeritus professor of history at Brigham Young University and former director of the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies. He is a prolific scholar and author of multiple books. His most recent is Brigham Young and the Expansion of the Mormon Faith (University of Oklahoma Press, 2019).

11:00 AM
Location TBD
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