2015 Scholars Lecture Series


History Scholars Topics and Schedules





George R. Matthews "Trader, Prisoner, and Governor: David Meriwether's Roads to New Mexico." 12 March
Branigan Cultural
Center, Las Cruces

William Carleton 

"Before There Were Aliens, There Were Apples: Myths, Moths, and Modernity in New Mexico's Early Orchards."

16 April 2:00 p.m.          Waters Room, UNM

 Elena Friot

"Bringing Bataan Home: New Mexico and the War in the Pacific 1942-1945."

22 Apr 10:00 a.m.          Waters Room, UNM

Darren A. Raspa

"Policing, Moonshine, and Murder in New Mexico, 1919-1933"

24 April 11 a.m.     
Waters Room, UNM

Robert J. C. Baca

"History and People of the Socorro Land Grant"

16 May 10 a.m.
Cottonwood Valley
Charter School,

Elizabeth Leahy

"Writing and Speaking from the Border: Rhetorical Practice at the University of New Mexico, 1889-1912"

3 June at Noon              Waters Room, UNM

Kathleen Washburn, Ph.D.

"Tsianina Redfeather Blackstone in Song and Print."

5 June at Noon
Museum Indian Art &
Culture (MIAC) Theater,
Santa Fe

Jane Sinclair, Ph.D.

The First American Pageant and the Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce: Transforming Views of "Indian" Identity, 1928-1931

10 June at 1 p.m.
Waters Room, UNM

Tobah M. Gass, Ph.D.

"The Florence Bailey Journals"


Kate Moore

"The Tortugas Pueblo"


M. David Key, Ph.D.

"Founding Stockholders of the Elephant Butte Water Users' Association."


Susan C. Boyle, Ph.D.

"Contraband and the Regulation of Trade in New Mexico, 1820s-1830s"


Alyosha Goldstein, Ph.D.

"Settlement and Dispossession in the Colonial Present: Aamodt."



Deni J. Seymour, Ph.D.

"Documentary Evidence of the Jumanos and Sumas"

"Transcription and Analysis of the 1787 Ugalde Diary for Lipan Nation Building Effort"


M. Grace Hunt Watkinson

"Bleeding Soul: Apache Ethnotrauma in the American Southwest, 1850-1906."