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Upcoming Events - Spring 2018

Currently, CSAW hosts several events aimed at engaging a larger audience in topics relevant to the American West. The most prominent of these events is the Garry L. Nall Lecture Series, which brings noted regional scholars, authors, and artists to WTAMU for free lectures that are open to the public. CSAW offers a variety of events that will appeal to all. All information regarding the upcoming events we will be hosting is listed below. 

 

February 1, 2018


Medlock brownbag
 

CSAW will kick off its Spring 2018 Brownbag Colloquium Series with Professor Ann Medlock from the WT Department of Art, Theater, and Dance.  Professor Medlock, a recipient of a CSAW Faculty Research grant in Summer 2017, will discuss what she learned from the historical garments she viewed as part of her grant.  Bring a lunch and join us from 12:30-1:30 on Thursday, February 1 in the JBK - Eternal Flame Room.

 

 

February 22-23, 2018 

Southern Plains Conference "Sense of Place on the Southern Plains"

This event is a collaboration between CSAW and Ogallala Commons to bring back the long-running but discontinued Southern Plains Conference. The conference theme is Sense of Place on the Southern Plains. Shelley Armitage, Andy Wilkinson and other speakers will come from Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Kansas to talk about “sense of place” from many disciplinary and professional backgrounds.

For more information on this event, or to register online, please click here.

SPC details

  • March 6 - Dr. Nick Gerlich of WT's Management, Marketing, and General Business Department will present a discussion on his latest research titled, "Route 66 in Texas: The Mother Road Close to Home" as part of CSAW's Brownbag Colloquium Series.

  • March 20, 7:30 pm - The Panhandle's own John Erickson (author of Hank the Cowdog as well as many other titles) will present a lecture at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum.  Stay tuned for more details.                                                                                       
  • April 26, 7:30 pm - Garry L. Nall Lecture in Western Studies with Stephen Harrigan.  Stay tuned for more details.

Past Events

Fall 2017

  • November 16 - "Saving the Southern Plains Bison".  A lecture from Donald Beard, Superintendent of Caprock Canyons State Park.  Click here to view the flyer.
  • November 7 - Brown Bag Colloquium with Dr. Byron Pearson: "Deconstructing the Sphinx: the Revolutionary Environmentalism of Thomas Jefferson." Click here to view the flyer.
  • October 19 - Nall Lecture in Western Studies with Brian DeLay: "The Texas Gun Frontier and the Travails of Mexican History." Click below to view the:
  • October 12 - Brown Bag Colloquium: Brian Ingrassia "'Rendered Obsolete': Auto-Centric Amarillo and the Rise of High Plains Suburbia"  Click here to view the flyer.
  • September 27 - Hispanic Heritage Month: "Migrant Labor in the Panhandle: Mexicans and Mexican-Americans at the Hereford Migrant Labor Camp".  Click here to view the flyer.
  • September 19: Brown Bag Colloquium: Veronica Arias: "A Rare Find: Archaeological Investigations of the Calf Creek Horizon in the Texas Panhandle."

Spring 2017

  • April 20 - Brown Bag Colloquium with Dr. Tim Bowman: "Colonialism and Agriculture in the South Texas Borderlands." Click here to view the flyer.
  • April 18 - Movie Night: Written on Water. Click here to view the flyer.
  • April 13 - Nall Lecture in Western Studies with S. C. Gwynne: "On Offense: Writing West Texas from Comanche Wars to Tech Football." Click below to view the:
  • March 28 - Movie Night: A Line in the Sand. Click here to view the flyer.
  • March 23: Brown Bag Colloquium: Michael Grauer: "Rounded up in Glory: Frank Reaugh, Texas Renaissance Man." Click here to view the flyer.

Fall 2016

  • December 8 - Brown Bag Colloquium with Dr. Amy Von Lintel: "Georgia O'Keeffe's American West." Click here to view the flyer.
  • November 7 - Brown Bag Colloquium with Dr. Alex Hunt: "Our Indian Summer in the Far West: Republishing a Historical Book"
  • October 27 - Nall Lecture in Western Studies with Patricia Limerick: "Both Stranger and Kin: Wrestling--Successfully!--with the Riddle of Texas's Place in the American West." Click below to view the:

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