Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Paul A. Olson Seminars in Great Plains Studies Announced

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!


Anonymous said...

They sound great. Did I miss what time they are?

plainssongreview said...

Thanks for the heads up about the missing info! I communicated with the Center for Great Plains Studies and added that information to the post. Each takes place on a Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. Thanks again!