Charles Redd Center to Webcast Its Fall Lecture Series

crcwsMake sure to mark your calendars for this year’s Charles Redd Center for Western Studies Fall Lecture Series on the American West, which will be webcasted live on the center’s Youtube channel.

The series will start off with University of Nevada, Reno art professor Peter Goin’s talk “Re-Visiting Tahoe: Then & Now, A Visual History” on September 17 and wrap up with our very own Leisl Carr Childers, who will be presenting her recent work in the lecture “Making Sense of Mustangs and Mushroom Clouds” on November 19 (OK, we might be a bit bias towards this one). Other speakers include UCLA’s Peter Nabakov, Carleton University’s Michael Hogue, Freelance writer and editor Sarah Fox, Emeritus Professor of History and Geography Richard Francaviglia, and Brigham Young University’s Jacqueline Thursby.

“The Redd Center has a long tradition of hosting scholarly lectures of the American West on campus, but while the quality has been great, the audience has been somewhat limited to those on campus,” explained Charles Redd Center Assistant Director Brenden Rensink on the center’s move to love cast the series. “We are excited to begin live webcasting our annual Fall Lectures Series so more can participate.”

Each lecture will take place at 11:00 a.m. Mountain Standard Time on the dates noted bellow. Audiences will be able to live tweet their questions for each speaker at @byureddcenter and on center’s Facebook page.

“One desired outcome would be for this to become a regular part of Western Studies professors fall prep – checking to see who the Redd Center is hosting and adding the events as meaningful parts of their undergraduate and graduate courses every fall,”said Rensink. Adding, “We hope the live streams will enable more of the general public to participate as well.”

Schedule of Lectures:

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

How the World Moves: The Odyssey of an American Indian Family

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

12 November 2015

Jacqueline Thursby, Professor of English, Brigham Young University

Basques in the American West: Cultural Maintenance and Legacies

19 November 2015

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

Making Sense of Mustangs and Mushroom Clouds

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