The Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections (CSWR) is introducing a new method of delivering its semester lecture series, People & Places. The virtual lecture series will be delivered through Zoom and will feature researchers and experts in their respective fields from around the U.S.

The move to virtual has been in response to the COVID-19 limited operations and in adherence to social distancing protocols.

The People & Places virtual lecture series consists of five lectures spread throughout the fall semester, which are free and open to the public. For reservations and additional questions, email Tomas Jaehn, Event and zoom information will be sent two days prior to the lecture.

Upcoming lectures:

Aug. 21 | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | James Nolan, Williams College, MA
“Delivering Little Boy:  Doctoring History at the Dawn of the Nuclear Age.”

Sept. 24 | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Lillian Gorman, University of Arizona
“Language Shaping and Identity Making in Northern New Mexico: The Ethnolinguistic Contact Zones of Mixed Mexican-Nuevomexicano Families.”

Oct. 21 | 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Louis Kraft. Los Angeles, CA
"An attempt to kill every Cheyenne man, woman, and child: The Sand Creek Massacre in Colorado, 1864."

Nov. 14 | 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Sasha Scott, Syracuse University, NY
“Velino Shije Herrera (Ma Pe Wi, Zia Pueblo) and His Department of the Interior Murals.”

Dec. 9 | 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Anna Nogar, The University of New Mexico
“Searching North and West: María de Ágreda and the Lady in Blue in Word and Legend”

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. The CSWR and University Libraries continues to bring academic events for students despite the current climate and hopes the virtual lectures will deliver the same educational services through a safer medium.