Past Events

Past Events

Thursday, April 5th, 6 pm.

Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Public Lands History Center with a special American West Program featuring a presentation by the state historian of Colorado, Dr. Patricia Limerick!

Dr. Patricia Limerick is the Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she is also a professor of environmental studies and history. In addition, Patty was named to serve as the new Colorado State Historian and appointed to the National Endowment for the Humanities advisory board called The National Council on the Humanities. Patty was nominated by President Obama in Spring 2015 and was confirmed by the United States Senate in November of 2015. She is the author of Desert Passages, The Legacy of Conquest, Something in the Soil, and A Ditch in Time. A frequent public speaker and a columnist for The Denver Post, Limerick has dedicated her career to bridging the gap between academics and the general public, to demonstrating the benefits of applying historical perspective to contemporary dilemmas and conflicts, and to making the case for humor as an essential asset of the humanities. A recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and the Hazel Barnes Prize (the University of Colorado’s highest award for teaching and research), she has served as president of the American Studies Association, the Western History Association, the Society of American Historians, and the Organization of American Historians, as well as the vice president for teaching of the American Historical Association. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her Ph.D. from Yale University.

Anniversary celebration reception with light appetizers and a cash bar | 5 p.m.

American West Program | 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 5 | 5 p.m.
Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center
701 W. Pitkin St.
Fort Collins

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Friday April, 6th 1 pm

Pack a lunch and join us for a PLHC Brown Bag lunch talk, featuring Sean Fallon, MA. Sean is a historian with the Denver-based consulting firm, Pinyon Environmental, and is a graduate of CSU’s Public History Master’s program.

Sean specializes in Historic Architecture, Historic Preservation, and GIS, and will speak on his experience as a recent graduate navigating the competitive job market in Colorado, offering advice on resumes, cover letters, the interview process, and career development for historians preparing to enter the job market.

1-2 pm, Clark A205


Tuesday April, 10th 4 pm

Given the recent focus on immigration in national, regional, and local political discourse, as well as on the CSU campus, the PLHC has organized a panel to bring environmental and public historians into a conversation on immigration with the larger community.

This panel will offer a range of perspectives on the long relationship between immigration and agriculture in the physical environments of the American West, considering issues that range from culture and political economy to environmental justice and sustainability in commercial monoculture.

4-6 pm Grey Rock Room, Lory Student Center