Past Speeches

Patty Limerick is a widely sought-after speaker for a number of Western constituencies. Past public appearances are listed below. Click on “Events” for more information about Center-sponsored events, and click on “Request a Speaking Engagement” if you are interested in inquiring about Patty’s availability to speak at your organization’s next event.

Continuing the Conversation Event

Patty Limerick will start the gathering with a presentation about the importance of reflecting on our own actions and beliefs when conducting community conversations about difficult historical legacies.

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Day of Reflection

Please join us for an exploration of history and a chance to think more deeply about our history. In recent times, many neighbors have been thinking hard about our regional history, and about the very name “Stapleton.” This is a very healthy state of affairs, since an evidence-based understanding of history is essential for decision-making…

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Interview with Frank Dubofsky

Patty will be joining Frank Dubofsky on his early morning show to discuss the Center of the American West and current “hot topics” of the West. Tune it at 88.5 FM or 1390 AM to listen to their live conversation at 8:30am on Monday, December 4th.

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Monuments & Memorialization in American History

THE CU BOULDER DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY AND THE OFFICE OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PRESENT: At the center of the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia was a statue of the Confederate General Robert E. Lee, a monument that the city had decided to remove from a public park and that subsequently served as a…

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Plenary Session: Legacies of Conquest

The Western History Association 57th Annual Conference San Diego, California “The Plenary Session sets the tone, featuring established and emerging scholars reconsidering the long reach of Patty Limerick’s Legacy of Conquest on the thirtieth anniversary of its publication. Although no single volume did more to destabilize prevailing interpretations of the region, Legacy has become canonical,…

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