Center for the Environment: Producing Public Geographies: Creating a Field Guide to the American West


Monday, April 3, 2017, 4:00pm to 6:00pm


Robinson Hall Basement Seminar Room, 35 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA

Note, the room above has been changed (was orignially the Geological Lecture Hall).

William Wyckoff, a leading historical geographer of the American West, will be at Harvard on April 3rd for an evening lecture (4-6pm) titled, “Producing Public Geographies: Creating a Field Guide to the American West,” and a lunchtime discussion (12-1:15pm) of his recent book How to Read the American West: A Field Guide. The lunch meeting will be a discussion of Chapter 6 of that work, “Landscapes of Federal Largesse” which explores how to see the federal presence that is imprinted on the western landscape from the Township-and-Range Survey System to some of America’s most iconic National Parks.*

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*If you are able, please inform me if you’re planning to come to the lunch so that we can plan accordingly and provide you with a copy of the chapter. Lunch will be held in the HUCE Seminar Room 440, 26 Oxford St., 4th Floor, Cambridge. The evening talk will be held in the Geological Museum, Haller Hall 102, 24 Oxford St., 1st Floor, Cambridge.


Thank you,
Daniel Zizzamia