Hausser Lecture: John Orlock
"Coming to the Rescue: Fly-fishing, Contemporary Drama, and Why We Teach"
September 27, 2012
The 35th annual Margaret and Harry Hausser lecture was held at the Emerson Center for the Arts and Culture. This event featured award-winning playwright John Orlock who shared his reflections on the relationship between art, teaching, history, and how the points of satisfaction inherent in a well-cast Quill Gordon or a well-delivered lecture can be instrumental in shaping the life of both teacher and student.
Orlock also read excerpts from several of his plays that offer perspectives on such cultural figures as Machiavelli, Charles and Anne Lindbergh, Antoine de Saint Exupery, the Three Stooges, Leonardo da Vinci, and two spinster sisters in 1902 Louiseville, Kentucky.
Malone Conference: Mapping History: Interdisciplinary Research
October 3-7, 2012
The Department of History and Philosophy's Tenth Michael P. Malone Memorial Conference was dedicated to the role of maps in historical research. What can maps tell us about the beliefs, values, and worldviews of past societies? Thanks to the recent spatial turn in the humanities and social sciences, historians of geographical areas ranging from Africa to the American West are now taking a fresh look at maps as potential goldmines of evidence from the past. Recent research suggests that some of the best methods available for analyzing historical maps and conceptions of space can be found in other disciplines, notably computer science (GIS) and geography. Scholars interested in historical mapping are thus beggning to demonstrate how the craft of the historican can merge in exciting new ways with the spatial, quantitative, visual and technological methods found in a variety of disciplines.
The Tenth Malone Conference, organized by Professors Billy Smith and Catherine Dunlop, was held from October 3-7, 2012, at the 320 Ranch near Yellowstone National Park. Conference participants included prominent scholars from a range of disciplines and countires. Graduate students from the history program played an active role in conference discussions.
Malone Conference: John Tyndall and 19th Century Science
June 19th-20th, 2012
With Funding from the Provost's Office, the Department of History and Philosophy, and the National Science Foundation, hosted the Ninth Michael P. Malone Memorial Confernece on "John Tyndall and Nineteenth-Centruy Science." The conference brought together some of the past and current participants of the John Tyndall Correspondence Project to discuss issues raised by the NSF-funded project. It also includeed a workshop for the editors of the anticipated twelve volumes of Tyndall's letters, currently under contract with Pickering & Chatto. The conference was held at the 320 Ranch in Big Sky, Montana.
April 11, 2012
Friends of Stegner Lecture: An Evening with Sherry Smith
April 10, 2012
Windfall: Wind Enery in America today
November 30, 2011
How Mountaineering Changed Science
November 2, 2011
October 15, 2011
Distinguished Speaker Series
September 15, 2011
Annual Margaret and Harry Hausser Lecture
History, Philosophy, and Religious Studies Student Awards
April 26, 2011
Friends of Stegner Present: An Evening with Terry Tempest Williams
March 9, 2011
Anders Halverson: An Entirely Synthetic Fish
February 7, 2011
Annual Margaret and Harry Hauser Lecture
Sept 3, 2010
An Evening with Dr. Sylvia Earle
March 4, 2010
Sixth Malone Conference: It's the Economy, Stupid
320 Ranch, Bozeman, MT
Friends of Stegner Lecture: An Evening with Peter Matthiessen, Winner of the National Book Award
Thursday, April 23 2009
Emerson Cultural Center
Admission is free & open to the public, but seating is limited for this evening with Peter Matthiessen. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., and tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Department of History & Philosophy’s Wallace Stegner Chair
ASMSU/MSU Leadership Institute
Lecture “Life without Definitions”
Speaker: Professor Carol Cleland, Department of Philosophy & Astro-biology Center, University of Colorado, Boulder
Friday, December 5th
Astro-biology Center, MSU
Department of History & Philosophy, MSU
Film: My Book and Heart Shall Never Part
World Premiere; Emerson Cultural Center Theatre
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Emerson Cultural Center Theatre
Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE
Founder, Jane Goodall Institute
UN Messenger of Peace
Monday, April 28, 2008
Brick Breeden Fieldhouse
David Quammen: The Devil You Don't Know: Cancer as an Infectious Disease
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Museum of the Rockies Hager Auditorium
“The Devil You Don’t Know: Cancer as an Infectious Disease.” This is based on a forthcoming Harper’s article.