A new lecture series is coming to the UNM Center for Southwest Research.

People and Places will include free monthly lectures from August to December 2017, presented by researchers and experts from around the United States and the world.

The lectures and Q&A sessions will be held in the Frank Waters Room in Zimmerman Library from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Donald Fixico, from Arizona State University, will be the inaugural speaker on Thursday, Aug. 31. He will discuss “American Indian Oral Traditions: Reflections on a Time-honored Custom.”

Fixico (Shawnee, Sac & Fox, Muscogee Creek and Seminole) is a Distinguished Foundation Professor of History in the School of Historical, Philosophical & Religious Studies; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University. He is a policy historian and ethnohistorian whose work focuses on American Indians, oral history and the U.S. West. He has published widely on Native American history and contemporary issues.

All lectures in the series are free and open to the public. The full schedule for the semester can be found at https://unmevents.unm.edu/site/library. For more information contact CSWR Director, Tomas Jaehn at tjaehn@unm.edu.

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