Content Areas/Audiences: Environmental history, history of science & technology, indigenous history, historical geography
2010 Burge Honorary Lecture
Margaret Byrne Professor of American History
"What is Spatial History? And Why You Should Care"
Monday, September 27
UBC Forest Sciences Centre, Lecture Hall 1005
2424 Main Mall
Professor White, whose interests encompass the American West, Native American History and environmental history, is the author of Remembering Ahanagran: A History of Stories (1998), The Organic Machine: The Remaking of the Columbia River (1996), The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815 (1991), "It's Your Misfortune and None of my Own": A History of the American West (1991), The Roots of Dependency: Subsistence, Environment, and Social Change Among the Choctaws, Pawnees, and Navajos (1983), and Land Use, Environment, and Social Change: The Shaping of Island County, Washington (1979). His books have won the Francis Parkman Prize, Albert J. Beveridge Award, Albert B. Corey Prize, James A. Rawley Prize and Western Heritage Award.
Richard White is currently the principal investigator for the Shaping the West project, part of Stanford University's Spatial History Project, which explores the construction of space by transcontinental railroads in North America during the late nineteenth century. He has been conducting this research for the last twelve years.
Ph.D Student, Department of History
University of British Columbia
Room 1297, 1873 East Mall
Canada V6T 1Z1
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