American West Program to Host Signature Semester Event

The Public Land History Center’s American West Program will host its signature event for Spring 2017 on Thursday, March 23 at 7:00pm in the Morgan Library Event Hall. Professor Ann Little of the Colorado State University History Department will be speaking about her book The Many Captivities of Esther Wheelwright, and will highlight the cultural, environmental, and political continuities extending from the frontiers of the colonial northeast to the frontiers of the 19th century TransMissippi West. This will be a thoughtful evening where Professor Little will be making connections between frontiers in the west and frontiers in the east.

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“Midnight Ramble” Event February 28, 2017

On February 28, the American West Program hosted “Midnight Ramble: Oscar Micheaux and the Story of the Black Film Industry.” Colorado State University professors Dr. Gillian Bowser and Dr. Ruth Alexander presented on the significance of this documentary and touched on themes of African American Silent Fil, Cowboys and the American West. It was an evening full of thoughtful dialogue.

Dr. Gillian Bowser and Dr. Ruth Alexander at the "Midnight Ramble" event on February 28, 2016

Dr. Gillian Bowser and Dr. Ruth Alexander at the “Midnight Ramble” event on February 28, 2016

 

PLHC’s American West Program Hosts Event in Honor of Black History Month

16700665_1916429518585677_4183679358784120680_oOn February 28, 2017 from 7-8:30pm the Public Land History Center’s American West Program will be hosting a screening of a documentary “Midnight Ramble.” This documentary provokes thoughtful conversation about African American Silent Film, Cowboys and the American West.

PLHC Brown Bag Professionalization Series

About once a month, the PLHC hots Professionalization events for students to help them network, learn professional development skills and engage in good conversation about working in the public history field. Here are some photos from the most recent Brown Bag event, featuring Maggie Moss Jones. IMG_6002 IMG_6003 IMG_6004

PLHC Receives Substantial Monetary Award from the Office of the Vice President for Research

The Office of the Vice President for Research just awarded the PLHC a little less than 100,000 dollars to expand research projects in the center. The PLHC was only one of five units designated as a Program of Research and Scholarly excellence to recieve this amount of monetary award. The PLHC will work to hire a full time program manager to take on more complicated projects in conjunction with the National Park Service and expand the center’s reach. Check out more information in the Source article:

http://source.colostate.edu/five-university-programs-receive-funding-greater-impact/

October Professionalization Brown Bag Series

The Public Lands History Center will host its first Professionalization Brown Bag series of the fall semester. Dr. Sarah Payne will lead a discussion about writing letters of interest and responding to job offers. See the attached poster below for more details.

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The Color of Our Parks Panel Video

The American West Program’s Color of Our Parks took place on September 29. Featuring speakers Nina Roberts, Gillian Bowser, Ruth Alexander, Camille Dungy, and Alexandra Hernandez, presenters shared their experiences with nature, race, and diversity in our national parks. Here is a link to a video of the panel in its entirety:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ew8Tgsv7Fs

American West Program Hosts Signature Event

On Thursday, September 29, The American West Program hosted “The Color of Our Parks,” a signature event in which scholars discussed the importance of race and diversity in public lands. There was a workshop in the afternoon, and then the main panel in the evening. Check out a few photos from the day below! FullSizeRender(1) FullSizeRender(2) FullSizeRender

Public Lands History Center Announces Signature American West Program Event

On Friday, September 29 the Public Lands History Center’s American West program will host its fall program. This year it is called “The Color of Our Parks: Nature, Race and Diversity in the National Park Service.” See the events information of the website to find out more information, or click on the photo of the poster. PLHCColorOfOurParksPoster

Mark Fiege named Endowed Chair at Montana State University

Dr. Mark Fiege, founder of the Public Lands History Center, has been named the Wallace Stegner Endowed Chair at Montana State University. Dr. Fiege joins the faculty starting this Fall 2016 semester at Montana State University. He was formally a faculty member in the history department at Colorado State University. See the news release below:

http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com/news/montana_state_university/environmental-historian-named-wallace-stegner-endowed-chair-at-msu/article_5c938599-e024-5dcd-b4f7-70d968db04f9.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=email&utm_campaign=user-share