Food for Thought About the American West: Announcing our Winter Lunchtime Seminars

Over the next few months, the Bill Lane Center for the American West will be hosting a series of lunchtime talks by our distinguished lineup of visiting scholars and other friends of the Center. Join us for light lunch and fascinating conversation about the intertwined histories of Chile and California; issues of race, gender and identity in the historical West; and the postwar influence of Sunset Magazine on suburban life in Australia. Later in March, we'll have an additional appearance by Timothy Egan, the columnist for The New York Times, celebrated author and former Center media fellow.

2013 Winter Seminars on the West

Lunchtime Talks begin at 12pm in the Jerry Yang and Akiko Yamazaki Environment and Energy Building (Y2E2). Please RSVP to each event on its respective page.

Tuesday, January 29 in Y2E2 300
"Strangers on Familiar Soil: Rediscovering the Chile-California Connection, 1786-2008"
Edward D. Melillo, Amherst College

Thursday, February 7 in Y2E2 300
"Pickett’s Other Charge: The Hidden History of Jimmie Pickett, the Confederate General’s ‘Fine Little Half Breed Boy’"
Scott D. Sagan, Stanford University

Wednesday, February 13 in Y2E2 105
"Western Living Down Under: Sunset Magazine in Australian Suburban Culture During the 20th Century"
Ruth Morgan, Monash University

Thursday, March 7 in Y2E2 300
"Race Around the Quad: Eugenics, Race and Steinbeck at Stanford, 1919-1925"
Kevin Hearle, Bill Lane Center for the American West

Wednesday, March 13, Location TBD
"Creating the Largest Wildlife Park in the Continental U.S.: An Entrepreneurial Approach"
Sean Gerrity, American Prairie Reserve

Monday, March 18 in Y2E2 101
"Fixing the Dust Bowl: A Climate Change Parable"
Timothy Egan, The New York Times