This event is free but requires registration and will take place at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 W 3100 S, West Valley City, UT 84119. More information can be found here.
The Utah State Historical Society invites you to attend its 67th annual conference on September 27, 2019.
The conference theme takes a long view of the interior West. Whereas local and state history tend to build on narrow case studies, we encourage proposals that stretch the temporal dimensions of the past. Special attention will be made to the region’s long human history of prehistoric and indigenous groups and cultures, as informed by oral tradition and the methodology of archaeology and ethnography. Likewise, we welcome studies that incorporate evolving natural processes: the geologic, climatic, and environmental. The theme also lends itself to histories of structural systems, of demographic trends, and of cultural values that span generations.
The keynote address will be delivered by Dr. Thomas G. Andrews, a professor of history at the University of Colorado Boulder, and author of the award-winning Killing for Coal: America’s Deadliest Labor War (Harvard, 2008) and Coyote Valley: Deep History in the High Rockies (Harvard, 2015).
The Utah State Historical Society, thanks to our generous sponsors, offers the conference open to the public and free to attendees. Registration is required.