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, offered monthly during the academic year, are free and open to the public. If you need an accommodation, please call 402-472-3964. Seminars are at 3:30 p.m. at the Great Plains Art Museum, 1155 Q St.
OCTOBER 16 (BOOK PRIZE LECTURE)
Topic: Blackfoot redemption
Speaker: William Farr, Emeritus Professor, History, University of Montana, senior fellow and founding director of the O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West, winner of the Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize for his book "Blackfoot Redemption: A Blood Indian's Story of Murder, Confinement, and Imperfect Justice."
A transcript of the talk will be available soon.
Topic: Climate Change and the Insects of the Great Plains
Speaker: Leon Higley, insect ecologist, professor, School of Natural Resources, UNL
Attend the lecture and enter a drawing to win a copy of the 2013 Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize winner, "Blackfoot Redemption"
Can't make the lecture? We're live-streaming it here.
Topic: Trans-Mississippi Exposition of 1898 and the Swan Gondola.
Timothy Schaffert, UNL English
Title: A Prophet without Honor?: Malthus on the Great Plains (population change)
Derek Hoff, KSU economic historian
Professor of Sociology and Latina/Latino Studies, Director, Latina/Latino Studies Program
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Artifacts and Illuminations: Critical Essays on Loren Eiseley
Thomas Lynch, Associate Professor of English, UNL
Susan N. Maher, Dean, College of Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota Duluth
Engaging Lifelong Learners in Natural History: The Land-Grant Mission of the University of Nebraska State Museum
Speaker: Priscilla Grew, Director, University of Nebraska State Museum and Professor, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, UNL
Welcome to the Elections from the Inside: Exit Polls and Election Projections for the Great Plains
Speaker: Allan McCutcheon, UNL professor, Survey Research & Methodology/Gallup, Statistics, Sociology, Mathematics