MSU Retiree Association Seminar: Mark Fiege, Wallace Stegner Chair
- Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
- MSU Alumni Foundation Great Room
oin the MSU Retiree Association for a presentation by Professor Mark Fiege, Wallace Stegner Chair in Western American Studies, on the role the environment has played in American Hhistory.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 12:00–1:00 p.m.
MSU Alumni Foundation Great Room
1501 S. 11th Avenue
Join Professor Mark Fiege, the Wallace Stegner Chair in Western American Studies describe how the forces of nature have shaped historical events in the United States. Professor Fiege will discuss the role the “environment” has played in determining the outcome of key moments in American history. He will discuss how the forces of nature contributed to the horrific episode of the Salem Witch trials and how the North’s superior command of natural resources led to its victory over the South which was weakened by the virtual collapse of its environmental resources during the period of the Civil War.
Mark Fiege is an Environmental Historian. He has a distinguished record of teaching and research and is the Co-Founder and Council Member of the Public Lands History Center at Colorado State University. His most important scholarly achievement has been the publication of the book, The Republic of Nature which is considered to be among the most important works of environmental history ever published in the field. What is unique about this book is that he is able to convey to all readers the ways in which environmental history can change the way we have always thought about historical events familiar to us all.
The MSU Retiree Association Brown Bag seminars are free and open to all retired staff & faculty, and their spouses. We encourage you to car pool, walk or bike to the event. Feel free to bring your lunch, coffee and water will be provided.
If you have questions regarding this event, please contact the MSU Alumni Foundation at 855-850-2586 or email email@example.com