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.

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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Landscape Discussion on Energy Law & Policy in the Rockies

Conference Overview The University of Wyoming School of Energy Resources and the College of Law’s Center for Law and Energy Resources in the Rockies are once again excited to bring together stakeholders with collaborative interests to engage in a thought provoking discussion on key energy topics currently at play in Wyoming, the region and the nation.  This one-day symposium has an exciting line-up…

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Collegiate Peaks Forum Series

This lecture raises questions of consequence about the complex relationship among cities, suburbs, and rural areas, the crucial role of engineering in shaping the West, and the unexpectedly entrancing workings of governmental agencies and bureaucracies. Additionally, the varying roles of contention and cooperation, litigation and negotiation in the control of the West’s water. Patty seeks…

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Western Mining with Patty Limerick at Golden History Center

Patty Limerick’s Western Mining program features conversation on bridging the gap between past and present. Learn about issues within the context of Colorado’s rich mining history. Patty Limerick promotes civil, problem-solving discourse on exploration of controversial modern topics. Program begins at Golden History Center at 2 p.m. sharp. The program will last around an hour. The cost of…

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