Doors 6:00 p.m., presentation 6:30 p.m., reception to follow at 7:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public
“World on Fire: The American West, Fire, & History”
Jerritt Frank, Associate Professor of History
2018 was a year of fire in the American West. Although fires have always played an important role in ecosystem function and human history in the region, fires of late are more common, more destructive, and more frequent than in the past. Combining environmental and human history, Frank will explore some of the reasons why fires are burning more often, and with more impact on humans, than ever before.
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