Montana State University

April 18 lecture to focus on history of women in the West

April 10, 2006 -- From MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN -- One of North America's foremost scholars on the history of women in the U.S. and Canadian West will lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, at Montana State University's Museum of the Rockies in Bozeman.

Elizabeth Jameson, professor and Imperial Oil & Lincoln McKay Chair in American Studies at the University of Calgary, will speak on "Guns to Butter: Women Reconceive the North American West." Her lecture, part of the Landscapes of the Mind series, is free and open to the public.

Jameson has written extensively on women in the 19th century West, including essays on Laura Ingalls Wilder and Buffalo Bird Woman. She has spent a career recovering the hidden stories of Western women. She served most recently as president of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association.

The MSU Women's Studies Program is sponsoring a dessert reception after the lecture to honor graduates in the Women's Studies minor and the 2006 winner of the Betty Coffey Award.

Jameson's lecture is sponsored by MSU's College of Letters and Science and the MSU Women's Studies Program.

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or evelynb@montana.edu