The Latah County Historical Society is hosting a series of talks exploring some of the myths that are so common about the American West. The series begins on Tuesday, February 19 with WSU History Department professor and Columbia Chair in the History of the American West, Dr. Peter Boag. Dr. Boag’s talk, “Alternative Masculinities in the ‘Old West’: Some Stories of Subversion, Resistance, and Acceptance” shares stories of individuals whose truths subvert common wisdom about the region’s gender stereotypes, whose lives of resistance to societal norms question masculinity and femininity, and whose oft-times acceptance by their communities flies in the face of stereotypes, prejudices, and violence against difference that plagues the region to this day.
The public is invited to join in for this free event on Tuesday, February 19 at 6 p.m. in the Arts Workshop at the 1912 Center (412 East 3rd St, Moscow). Additional dates in the series are March 26, “American Indian Education and Contested Power” with Philip Stevens, and April 16, “Women’s Work in the West” with Katrina Eichner.
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