Event: UNT Special Collections 2018 Research Fellowship Awardee Lecture - Dr. Kenna Lang Archer

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Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018. 10:30am to 11:30am


Special Collections

About this Event

Please join us to hear Dr. Kenna Lang Archer, a UNT Special Collections 2018 Research Fellowship Awardee, speak about her current research.

Dr. Kenna Lang Archer is an instructor at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, where she teaches U.S. environmental history, Texas history, and American history. Her first book, Unruly Waters, was published by University of New Mexico Press. She recently finished writing an updated edition of Ogallala: Water for a Dry Land with John Opie and Char Miller. She will be presenting her current research project at the Western History Association meeting in October.

Project Title: Mucking It Up: A History of Rivers, Politics, and Improvements in Texas

Project Description: The history of this state is inextricably tied into its waterways and into efforts to manipulate those waterways to meet the public’s perceived needs. This project examines the developmental history of state waterways and the governmental policy aimed towards improvement.