|2012-2013 C. Ruth and Calvin P. Horn Lecture|
|The Center for the Southwest announces the 2012-2013 C. Ruth and Calvin P. Horn Lecture in Western History and Culture. Dr. Ned Blackhawk, Professor of History and American Studies, Yale University, will present “The Indigenous West of Mark Twain: Samuel Clemens and American Empire, 1861-1866,” on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building, Ballroom B.
Ned Blackhawk (Western Shoshone) is a Professor of History and American Studies at Yale University and was on the faculty from 1999 to 2009 at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. A graduate of McGill University, he holds graduate degrees in History from UCLA and the University of Washington and is the author of Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the early American West (Harvard, 2006), a study of the American Great Basin that garnered half a dozen professional prizes, including the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize from the Organization of American Historians.
In addition to serving in professional associations and on the editorial boards of American Quarterly and Ethnohistory, Professor Blackhawk has led the establishment of two fellowships, one for American Indian Students to attend the Western History Association’s annual conference, the other for doctoral students working on American Indian Studies dissertations at Yale University named after Henry Roe Cloud (Winnebago, Class of 1910).
This event is FREE and open to the public. A reception will follow the lecture.