The Ivan Doig Center for the Study of the Lands and Peoples of the North American West sponsors a number of conferences, symposiums, and workshops throughout each year to further the study and discussion of the North American West.

Spring 2019

"Strengthening the Ties That Bind: Public History in Montana” was held at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. The conference brought together public history practitioners, faculty, and students from around the region for two days of stimulating discussion about the current state and future promise of Public History in Montana. Please visit the Public History Conference page for more information about the conference.

 

Location: Montana State University, Strand Union Building, Ballrooms B & C

“Wallace Stegner and the Changing American West: Reimagining Place, Region, Nation, and Globe in an Era of Instability”will be held at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. The symposium is co-sponsored with the Wallace Stegner Chair in Western American Studies. During the symposium, we will explore the state of the North American West and its study through the lens of Wallace Stegner’s life, work, and legacy. Visit the Stegner Symposium page for more information about this event.

Online registration for the symposium is now closed. If you would like to attend the symposium, please contact Alexandria Wilkins at alexandria.wilkins@montana.edu.

 

Both Ivan Doig and Wallace Stegner spent their lives crafting stories about the West and the complex relationship of place in our American narrative. MSU’s Ivan Doig Center and the Wallace Stegner Chair in Western American Studies are proud to introduce the Doig/Stegner Writing in the West advanced fiction workshop. The program will help develop new voices and stories that address the complexities of this diverse and ever-changing landscape. Visit the Writing in the West Workshop Page to learn more about this year's workshop.

 

Bridger Mountains at Sunset