The University of New Mexico Libraries’ Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections (CSWR) is announcing its spring People and Places lecture series lineup. 

All lectures in the series are free and open to the public and will be held in the Frank Waters Room in Zimmerman Library from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Talks will be 45 minutes, with 15 minutes for Q&A.

The evening series features free lectures every month through May by researchers and experts in their respective fields from around the U.S.

Spring 2019 Lineup

Jan. 24
“Sueños del Coyote”: The Emergence of Genízaros in the Nuevomexicano Literary Imagination”
Enrique Lamadrid, University of New Mexico

Feb. 6
"Crownpoint Boarding School Through Diné Generations" 
Farina King, Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, OK

Mar. 7
“New Mexico’s Least Understood Export: Conrad Hilton” 
Mark Young, University of Houston

Apr. 3
“New Mexico and the Rise of Global Hispanism” 
John Nieto-Philips, Indiana University

May 9
“Reies Lopez Tijerina: New Mexico’s Moses” 
Ramón Gutiérrez, University of Chicago

The full schedule can be found on the event calendar. For more information contact CSWR Director, Tomas Jaehn at

This series is sponsored in part by the UNM Satellite Coffee locations.