UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
William Cronon at Curtis Prairie, UW-Madison Arboretum, Madison, Wisconsin (Photo © William Cronon)
Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. 1990 Yale University
Recent books by Cronon
Cronon will take listeners on a driving tour from the Wisconsin State Capitol in downtown Madison out into the rural landscapes of southwestern Wisconsin to show the ways in which we can learn to see environmental changes that are all around us but that we often fail to notice. Read full description here.
4 p.m. reception
4:30-6 p.m. lecture
Kinnickinnic River Theater, 320 University Center, UWRF
In a lecture based on the opening chapter of the book he is writing on the history of Portage, Wisconsin, environmental historian William Cronon meditates on the role of memory and storytelling in the complicated ways human beings construct their individual and collective sense of place. Read full description here.
6 p.m. reception
6:30-8 p.m. presentation
River Falls Public Library (lower level)
140 Union St., River Falls, WI
Established with a generous gift from Dr. Bry Wyman in 2015, the goal of the Walker D. and Helen Bryant Wyman Visiting Professorship in History program is to annually feature a prominent scholar speaking on timely topics.
The events—free and open to the public—are planned and produced by UWRF History and Philosophy Department, College of Arts and Sciences.
Details coming soon