The Center for Great Plains Studies has announced the guest speakers for this year's Paul A. Olson Seminars.
From the website: "The Paul A. Olson Seminars in Great Plains Studies offer an opportunity for interested scholars, students, and members of the community to come together to examine various topics related to the Great Plains. The seminars...are free and open to the public."
The 2008 Seminar Schedule:
Wednesday, September 17, 3:30 p.m.
Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize Lecture
American Colony: Pine Ridge Reservation in the 20th Century
Speaker: Akim Reinhardt, Associate Professor of History, Towson University, Towson, Maryland
Wednesday, October 15, 3:30 p.m.
Plain Speaking & Straight Shooting: Documentary Art in Flyover Country
Speaker: Michael Farrell, photographer, Lincoln, Nebraska
Wednesday, November 19, 3:30 p.m.
From Fire to Ice: A Geological Perspective on One Billion Years of Landscape Evolution in Eastern Nebraska
Speaker: Robert M. Joeckel, Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences
and Survey Division, School of Natural Resources, UNL
The seminars take place in the Great Plains Art Gallery in the Hewit Center (12th and 'Q'). I encourage everyone to attend!