Q&A with Michel Hogue about “Metis and the Medicine Line: Creating a Border and Dividing a People”

Cross-published at the Borderlands History Blog. On October 5, 2015, the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University hosted Michel Hogue (Associate Professor of History at Carleton University in Ottawa) to speak about his new book, Metis and the Medicine Line: Creating a Border and Dividing a People. You can watch the video…

From the Bookshelf: James F. Brooks – Mesa of Sorrows

Mesa of Sorrows: A History of the Awat’ovi Massacre James F. Brooks W. W. Norton Press, 2016.   Back in February, I was fortunate to host James F. Brooks on BYU campus to give the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies’ annual Annaley Naegle Redd Lecture. A Professor of History & Anthropology at the University of…

Q&A with Sujey Vega about LDS Latinos and Ethnic Religious Belonging in Arizona

I just posted this over at the Borderlands History Blog and will share here as well.   On March 10, 2016, the Charles Redd Center for Western Studies at Brigham Young University was fortunate to host Sujey Vega, an Assistant Professor of Women and Gender Studies, Arizona State University. Prof. Vega works at the intersections…

Comparative History Call for Papers – Panel at 2016 AHA-PCB at Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii

The 2016 American Historical Association – Pacific Coast Branch conference will be held August 4-6 at Waikoloa Beach, Hawaii. The conference theme is Uncharted Terrain: The Challenge of Re–Imagining Traveling to the Past. The CFP explains: “The meeting theme of re–imagining how we approach our investigation and writing of history across a diversity of contexts…

Borderlands and Transnational History at the 2015 Western History Association Conference

  Each year I like to make a list of the borderlands and transnational history panels at the Western History Association annual conference. This year we will be in Portland and with the conference theme of “Thresholds, Walls, and Bridges,” there are sure to be lots of good topics! As always, there are some very…

My New Book: A Historical Dictionary of the American Frontier

Last month, a reference work that Jay Buckley and I published our coauthored Historical Dictionary of the American Frontier with Rowman & Littlefield. It is a part of their ongoing reference dictionary series. I wouldn’t recommend it for leisurely reading (it is a reference work) but would encourage everyone to put in a request at…