Thursday, March 11, 2010

Lecture by William Cronon, Environmental Historian, March 25th, 2010

Prof. William Cronon
“The Portage: Time, Memory, and Storytelling
in the Making of an American Place”

Thursday, March 25, 4:00 pm

Main Room, Clements Library

William Cronon is the Frederick Jackson Turner Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Cronon is recognized for his work as a commentator in Ken Burns’ The National Parks: America’s Best Idea and author of Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England, which was awarded the Francis Parkman Prize of the Society of American Historians.

Professor Cronon will talk about his current research project on the history of Portage, Wisconsin, to explore ways of integrating environmental and social historical methods with non-traditional narrative literary forms.

Jointly Sponsored by the Department of History and the William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan.

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