Marquette University News Release

Yale professor to keynote Marquette’s Klement Lecture, Oct. 11

October 1, 2018

Dr. Ned Blackhawk will discuss “American Indians and the Remaking of U.S. Colonial History”

MILWAUKEE – Dr. Ned Blackhawk, professor of history and American studies at Yale University, will discuss “American Indians and the Remaking of U.S. Colonial History” during Marquette University’s 2018 Frank L. Klement Lecture on Oct. 11, at 4:30 p.m., at Raynor Memorial Libraries Beaumier Suites BC, 1355 W. Wisconsin Ave.

Blackhawk, who is Western Shoshone, was on the faculty at the University of Wisconsin from 1999 to 2009. He is a graduate of McGill University and holds graduate degrees in history from UCLA and the University of Washington.

He is the author of Violence over the Land: Indians and Empires in the early American West, a study of the American Great Basin. The book garnered half a dozen professional prizes, including the Frederick Jackson Turner Prize from the Organization of American Historians and the “Book of the Decade Award” from the Native American & Indigenous Studies Association. The association cited it as “one of the 10 most influential books in Native American and Indigenous Studies in the first decade of the 21st Century.”

In addition to serving in professional associations and on the editorial boards of the American Quarterly and Ethnohistory, Blackhawk has led the establishment of two fellowships. One is for American Indian students to attend the Western History Association’s annual conference and the other is for doctoral students working on American Indian Studies dissertations at Yale.

The event is open to the public and free. It is sponsored by the Marquette University Department of History.

About the Frank L. Klement Lecture

The Frank L. Klement Lecture commemorates distinguished scholars in American history. Klement joined the Department of History at Marquette University in 1948 and retired 27 years later as professor emeritus. He was department chair from 1956-58, and received the Teaching Excellence Award in 1965. He served as president of Phi Alpha Theta and the Lincoln Fellowship of Wisconsin. Additionally, Klement was involved in the International Honor Society for History and the Civil War Round Table of Milwaukee and was appointed to numerous editorial boards and national committees.

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