Join Dr. Jared Farmer in the Main Library Auditorium at 7pm on Thursday, September 5 for an illustrated presentation entitled: “The Making and Unmaking of Utah”. This presentation is the keynote event leading into the 61st Annual Utah State History Conference, which runs Sep 5–8. Annual Utah History Awards to follow.
People of different cultures shape their local environment in different ways, influenced by their societal values, their religious ideas, and their economic systems. Dr. Farmer’s presentation will bring to light the unique and complex relationships between Utah’s historic landscapes and cultures—and how these past relationships still influence us today.
About Dr. Jared Farmer
Dr. Farmer, an associate professor of history at The State University of New York at Stony Brook, is a self-described student of “the overlapping historical dimensions of landscape, environment, science, culture, and religion”. He is the author of the award-winning On Zion’s Mount: Mormons, Indians, and the American Landscape and Glen Canyon Dammed: Inventing Lake Powell and the Canyon Country, as well as numerous other books, articles, essays, and academic journal book reviews. Jared Farmer earned his Bachelor of Arts in history with honors from Utah State University, his Master of Arts in history from the University of Montana, and his Ph.D. in history from Stanford University.
Location: Main Library Auditorium
Contact Information: (801) 524-8200