The University of New Mexico Libraries’ Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections (CSWR) has released its lineup for the semester lecture series, People & Places. The lecture series will be offered in a new hybrid format of in-person and over zoom.

The People & Places virtual lecture series consists of five lectures spread throughout the fall semester, which are free and open to the public. The first three lectures will be held in-person in the Frank Waters Room of Zimmerman Library and simultaneously streamed over zoom. The remaining lectures in the series will be held over zoom only. The full schedule for the semester can be found on the event calendar.

For reservations and additional questions contact CSWR Director, Tomas Jaehn at Event and zoom information will be sent two days prior to the lecture.

Upcoming lectures:

Aug. 25 | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Rachel Kaufman, University of California, Los Angeles

“Translating History through Poetry: The Mexican Inquisition & Crypto-Jewish Memory”
In-person in Frank Waters Room, Zimmerman Library & on Zoom.

Sept. 7 | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Levi Romero, The University of New Mexico
"Mi Querencia: A Narrative Cruise through the Manito Homeland."
In-person in Frank Waters Room, Zimmerman Library & on Zoom.

Oct. 13 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
Jennifer Bess, Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

“The Indian Reorganization Act and Efforts to Restore the Pima Agricultural Economy on the Gila River.”
In-person in Frank Waters Room, Zimmerman Library & on Zoom.

Nov. 11 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. 
Mike Tapia, Texas A&M University, Commerce, TX
“Gangs of the El Paso–Juárez Borderland.”
Zoom Only

Dec. 8 | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Paul Formisano. University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

“Navajo Dam and the ‘Literature of the Lost.’”
Zoom Only

The People & Places lecture series celebrates the Southwest region and Latin America’s rich and complex history. The series aims to conduct thoughtful and informational discussions on various topics. Through exhibitions, lecture series and primary-source-based instruction, the CSWR is committed to engaging students, scholars and the general public. The CSWR hopes to make the lecture series more accessible to the community through this hybrid schedule.