Lecture at UM to Examine Effects of Recreation on Mountain Landscapes

February 09, 2017

MISSOULA – Western historian Annie Gilbert Coleman will explore how recreational consumption has fragmented mountain landscapes, both visually and politically, during the University of Montana’s eighth annual Hampton Lecture on Thursday, Feb. 23.

Coleman will deliver “The Problem with Going Pro: A Short History of Public Land, Outdoor Sports and Visual Culture” at 7 p.m. in Gallagher Business Building Room 106. The lecture, sponsored by the UM Department of History, is free and open to the public.

Coleman is an associate professor of history in the Department of American Studies at the University of Notre Dame and author of “Ski Style: Sport and Culture in the Rockies.” Her lecture will examine how outdoor recreation over the past century has fueled the preservation of mountainous public land throughout the Rockies but also prompted extended legal battles and political conflict.

For more information email Jody Pavilack, UM associate professor of history, jody.pavilack@umontana.edu.

Contact: Jody Pavilack, UM associate professor of history, jody.pavilack@umontana.edu.