The Portage: Time, Memory and Storytelling in the Making of an American Place

  • William Cronon, History, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor at UBC
    Coach House, Green College, UBC

    Tuesday, March 10, 5-6:30 pm, with reception to follow
    in the series
    Cecil H. and Ida Green Visiting Professor
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  • In a highly illustrated lecture drawn based on the first chapter of the book he is writing on the history of Portage, Wisconsin, William Cronon meditates on the roles that memory and storytelling play in human place-making. A natural ecosystem or an abstract geographical space becomes a human place, he argues, through the endless accretion of narratives that render that place meaningful for those who visit or live in it. Curiously, although Portage is virtually unknown to most Americans and Canadians, it has played a surprisingly important role in shaping American ideas of nature.
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  • Unless otherwise noted, all of our lectures are free to attend and do not require registration.

 

When
March 10th, 2020 5:00 PM   through   6:30 PM
Location
Coach House
6201 Cecil Green Park Rd
Green College, UBC
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada
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