The Richards Center is excited to partner with Dr. Christina Snyder, McCabe-Greer Professor in the American Civil War Era, to host an annual manuscript workshop for the Many Wests book series. Dr. Snyder serves as one of the editors of this new series, which will be published by the University of Nebraska Press. The interdisciplinary series will publish work on environmental, indigenous, borderlands, gender, social, public, and legal history of the American West. The first manuscript workshop will take place April 5 and 6, featuring Dr. Patricia Marroquin Norby, former director of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the Newberry Library. She will deliver a public talk, "Water, Bones, and Bombs: Twentieth-Century American Indian Art and Environmental Conflicts in the Southwest" on Thursday, April 5 in the Nittany Lion Inn’s Alumni Fireside Lounge. The talk will explore how Native American artists have sought to draw attention to environmental injustice through their artwork. A workshop for Dr. Norby’s book manuscript will follow on Friday, April 6.
For more information, or to register for the event, please contact the Richards Center at RichardsCenter@psu.edu. Attendees must register by March 30.