The University of Utah American West Center, Tanner Humanities Center, and Environmental Humanities Program are co-sponsoring an illustrated lecture by Jared Farmer.Monday, February 25, 2013 at 7:00 pm
Marriott Library Gould Auditorium
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From the American West Center >> Do Utahns along the Wasatch Front live in a desert or an oasis? Drawing on Ute history, Mormon history, and environmental history, award-winning historian Jared Farmer will present an illustrated lecture that examines past examples and future prospects for life in the Great Basin. He will pay special attention to changing ways in which the region’s diverse peoples have interacted with the existing and vanished lakes of the Wasatch Front, including Utah Lake, Great Salt Lake, and Lake Bonneville.
Jared Farmer is Associate Professor of History, State University of New York at Stony Brook, and the author of two books of Utah history: Glen Canyon Dammed: Inventing Lake Powell and the Canyon Country and On Zion's Mount: Mormons, Indians, and the American Landscape (winner of the 2008 Francis Madsen Armstrong Award from the Utah State Historical Society and the 2009 Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians).