American West Program hosts guest speaker Megan Kate Nelson Oct. 4

The Public Lands History Center’s American West Program is bringing historian, journalist and blogger Megan Kate Nelson to campus this week.

Nelson will be speaking at the Morgan Library Event Hall on Thursday, Oct. 4, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.Megan Kate Nelson event flyer

Nelson will be speaking about her experience as a public intellectual in today’s political climate, her past research, as well as her forthcoming book on the Civil War and the American West. Nelson has written for popular outlets such as The New York Times, JSTOR Daily, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Civil War Times.

There will be copies of her most recent book available for purchase at the event, and a book signing will follow.

The Public Lands History Center is a group of university-based historians who use stories about the past to help partners within and beyond Colorado State University to resolve “real-world” problems that are of concern to all.

The American West Program at Colorado State University began in 1972 as a cross-disciplinary program created by scientists, humanists, engineers and artists who wished to explore common themes related to the American West and to provide greater cultural opportunities for the University community, Fort Collins, and summer visitors.

This event is free and open to the public, and all are welcome.