The Center for the Southwest presents the 24th Annual 2010–2011 C. Ruth and Calvin P. Horn Lecture in Western History and Culture. This year's Horn lecturer is Andrew Kirk, presenting "Doomtown: Picturing Home on the Nevada Test Site," Thursday, March 24, at 5:30 p.m. in Lobo Rooms A&B; of the UNM Student Union Building.

The lecture is featured in conjunction with the Center for the Southwest's Symposium on the Legacy and Future of Western and Borderland History at UNM held in Acoma Rooms A&B;, Friday March 25, beginning at 9:15 a.m.

The lecture and symposium are free and open to the public.

Kirk is professor of history at University of Nevada at Las Vegas. His research and teaching focus on the intersections of cultural and environmental history in the modern United States with a special interest in the American West and public history. His recent publications include, Counterculture Green: The Whole Earth Catalog and American Environmentalism and "From Wilderness Prophets to Tool Freaks: Post WW II Environmentalism" in, The Blackwell Companion to American Environmental History. Kirk is currently working on several projects including, American Horizons: A Transnational History of the United States and The Art of Testing: Art, Craft and the Culture of Secrecy at the Nevada Test Site.

The lecture and symposium are sponsored by the Center for the Southwest and the Department of History at UNM.

For more information, email the Center for the Southwest.

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