The University of New Mexico Libraries’ Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections (CSWR) is announcing its fall 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 December by researchers and experts in their respective fields from around the U.S. The fall lineup includes:

Aug. 30
"Frère Arsène Brouard: New Mexico’s Forgotten Botanist.” 
David Johnson, College of Santa Fe

Sept. 20
“John Gaw Meem’s Chapel at Good Shepherd, Ft. Defiance AZ: An Architectural Assessment.”  
Karla Britton, Dine College, Tsaile, Ariz.

Oct. 23
“Elizabeth Deuel's Letter: Confronting Sexual Politics in the Archives of Anthropology.”  
James Snead, California State University, Northridge

Nov. 16
“Beyond Banditry: Everyday Larceny in territorial New Mexico.” 
Michael Alarid, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Dec. 6
“An Archival Detective’s Tales: Pulitzer, Hemingway, Hillerman and others.”  
James McGrath Morris, Santa Fe, NM

The full schedule for the semester can be found on the website. For more information contact CSWR Director, Tomas Jaehn at

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