Apr. 3-5 (to be confirmed)
Dr. William Cronon
Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies,
Department of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D. 1990 Yale University
Free and open to all!
- environmental history
- landscape history
- historical geography of North America
Recent books by Cronon
- Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England (2003) - Francis Parkman Prize for 1984, Society of Colonial Wars 1984 Citation of Honour, and Valley Forge Honor Certificate for 1984
- Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West (1991) - Bancroft Prize for 1992, Chicago Tribune's Heartland Prize for best non-fiction work of 1991, One of three nominees for the Pulitzer Prize in History, 1992, George Perkins Marsh Prize for 1992 for Best Book in Environmental History published in 1990 or 1991 given by American Society for Environmental History, Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Award for 1993 for the best book in forest and conservation history published in 1991 or 1992 given by the Forest History Society, Award for Outstanding Achievement Recognition to Nature's Metropolis by the Wisconsin Library Association Literary Awards Committee, Honorable Mention for 1992 to Nature's Metropolis in the John Hope Franklin Prize competition, American Studies Association, and Geographic Society of Chicago Publication Award for 1991
- Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature (1996) - Original collection of essays edited and with an introduction and first chapter ("The Trouble with Wilderness, or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature" authored by William Cronon.
River Falls Public Library (lower level)
140 Union St., River Falls, WI
Free and open to all