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2003-04

25-26-27 March 2004
Charlottesville, Virginia
"The Literary West" at the Virginia Festival of the Book

A special part of the 10th annual Virginia Festival of the Book featuring Western writers Judy Blunt, Joy Harjo, Debra Nystrom, Dan O'Brien, and Jim Robbins. For details, check out the website for the Virginia Festival of the Book, www.vabook.org.

23 February 2004
9:30 p.m.
"Virginia's Lewis and Clark" on WHTJ in Charlottesville and WCHV in Richmond

Encore performance. See October 2003 for details.

1 November 2003
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Wilson Auditorium, University of Virginia
Douglas Seefeldt, "Lewis and Clark: The Local Roots"

Family Weekend presentation by the Director of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Project.

1 November 2003
The Contested Plains
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (w/box lunch)
Berkeley Room, The Jefferson Library

LCBP Faculty Colloquium with Elliot West, Professor of History, University of Arkansas.
Dr. West is also the Past-president, Western History Association, 2002, Author of The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado (U. Press of Kansas, 1998). Winner of the Francis Parkman Prize, Pen Center West Award, Ray Allen Billington Prize, Caughey Western History Prize, Western Writers of America Spur Award, and Caroline Bancroft Western History Prize.

31 October 2003
Elliot West, "Why It Matters that Lewis and Clark Didn't Get Sick"
3:00 p.m.
South Meeting Room, Newcomb Hall, University of Virginia

Lecture by historian Elliot West, author of The Contested Plains: Indians, Goldseekers, and the Rush to Colorado, and Past-President of the Western History Association.

24-25 October 2003
Charlottesville, Virginia
"The Louisiana Purchase in French-American Perspective/La Vente de la Louisiane: Perspectives Franco-Americaines"

An international conference sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, the Tocqueville Society, and the University of Virginia Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Project. Also see June 2003

The following scholars participated:

  • Laurent DuBois, Michigan State University
  • Emily Clark, Lewis and Clark College
  • Mark Fernandez, Loyola Universitym New Orleans
  • Peter Kastor, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Paul Lachance, University of Ottawa
  • Jean-Pierre Le Glaunec, Universite Paris VII
  • James Lewis, Kalamazoo College
  • Peter Onuf, University of Virginia
  • Jacques Portes, Universite Paris VIII-Vincennes-Saint Denis
  • Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, Universite Paris VII-Denis Diderot
  • Cevile Vidal, Universite Pierre Mendes-France, Grenoble 2
  • Francois Weil, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
  • Richard White, Stanford University
  • Olivier Zunz, University of Virginia

16-17 October 2003
"The Frontier: Celebrating the Bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase (1803) and the Lewis and Clark Expedition (1804)"
Lectures given at conference at Amerika Haus, The U.S. Embassy, Vienna, Austria. Photographs and conference schedule available at the Embassy's website.

  • Peter Onuf, "Thomas Jefferson and the American West"

  • Douglas Seefeldt, "The Mental Image of the American West at the Time of the Lewis and Clark Expedition"

13 October 2003
"Virginia's Lewis and Clark: Roots of a Legacy" on PBS Community Ideas-WHTJ Charlottesville and WCVE Richmond.

Encore Performance. See 8 October for details.

8 October 2003
"Virginia's Lewis and Clark: Roots of a Legacy" on PBS Community Ideas-WHTJ in Charlottesville and WCVE in Richmond.

30-minute documentary about the role that Charlottesville and Albemarle county played in the lives of Lewis and Clark and the expedition. In Charlottesville, program broadcast on WHTJ Charlottesville PBS. Production funding bt the City of Charlottesville, the County of Albemarle, the Charlottesville-Albemarle Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the LCBP.

7 October 2003
"Measuring America" with Andro Linklater
3:00 p.m.
McGregor Room, Alderman Library, University of Virginia

Book reading and signing by the author of Measuring America, Andro Linklater. Co-sponsored by the UVa Bookstore, Associates of Alderman Library, and the LCBP.

4 October 2003
Diné
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. (w/box lunch)
Berkeley Room, Jefferson Library

LCBP Faculty Colloquium with Peter Iverson, Regents Professor of History, Arizona State University. Dr. Iverson is the author of Diné: A History of the Navajos, Winner of the Western Writers of America Spur Award as the best nonfiction book on the 20th century West, and named an Honor Book by the Caroline Bancroft Western History Prize competition. Iverson is also the President-elect of the Western History Association.

3 October 2003
"'Black Clouds Will Rise: Navajo History as a Continuing Story" with Peter Iverson
3:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Newcomb Hall South Meeting Room, University of Virginia

A lecture with Peter Iverson.

4 September 2003
"Physician, Heal Thyself: Meriwether Lewis and Medicine"

8:00 a.m.
Pediatric Grand Rounds Presentation
Camp-Heart Auditorium, University Hospital, University of Virginia

18-22 June 2003
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia
"Thomas Jefferson and the West"

The 16th annual University of Virginia Jefferson Symposium produced by the University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Participants include University of Virginia faculty Peter Onuf, Jeffrey Hantman, Douglas Seefeldt, and special guest faculty Peter Kastor, Washington University, St. Louis, Mark Spence, Knox College, and Alan Taylor, University of Califiornia, Davis.

2-3 June 2003
Paris, France
"The Louisiana Purchase in French-American Perspective/La Vente de la Louisiane: Perspectives Franco-Americaines"

First of a two-part transatlantic conference organized to reconsider the landmark purchase of Louisiana by the United States. The participants included a diverse mix of social, cultural, political, and diplomatic historians. Sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, the Tocqueville Society, the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Project and the University of Virginia. The conference reconvened in Charlottesville in October, 2003.

The following scholars participated:

  • Laurent DuBois, Michigan State University
  • Emily Clark, Lewis and Clark College
  • Mark Fernandez, Loyola Universitym New Orleans
  • Peter Kastor, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Paul Lachance, University of Ottawa
  • Jean-Pierre Le Glaunec, Universite Paris VII
  • James Lewis, Kalamazoo College
  • Peter Onuf, University of Virginia
  • Jacques Portes, Universite Paris VIII-Vincennes-Saint Denis
  • Marie-Jeanne Rossignol, Universite Paris VII-Denis Diderot
  • Cevile Vidal, Universite Pierre Mendes-France, Grenoble 2
  • Francois Weil, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
  • Richard White, Stanford University
  • Olivier Zunz, University of Virginia

2002-03

22 April 2003
3:30 p.m.
Clemons Library 407
Public Demonstration of Student Lewis and Clark Digital History Projects

The students of Douglas Seefeldt's class, MDST 382: History and Digital Media, will demonstrate parts of the two spring 2003 final projects: "Encountering the West: The Flora, Fauna, and Landscape of the Lewis and Clark Journey," and "Albemarle Adventurers: Early Roots of Western Exploration."

21 March 2003
2:00-3:30 p.m.
McGregor Room, Alderman Library
Frank Papovich, Steve Railton, Douglas Seefeldt, "Reading, Writing, and Mapping the West"

American history and literature scholars Frank Papovich, Steve Railton, Douglas Seefeldt explore the American West as an idea in the national imagination through the Lewis and Clark expedition journals, Mark Twain's Roughing It, and N. Scott Momaday's The Way to Rainy Mountain. Presented in conjunction with the Virginia Festival of the Book and the Univestiy of Virginia Library Special Collections exhibit "Lewis and Clark: The Maps of Exploration 1507-1814".

6 February 2003
5:30 p.m.
Campbell Hall 153
Kenneth Haltman, Michigan State Univeristy, "Ethnographic Metaphor in Images of Native America by George Catlin, Karl Bodmer and Their Contemporaries"

Part of the exhibition "Honoring the Legacy of Lewis and Clark: Native American Art and the American West" by the University of Virginia Art Museum, 11 Janury-2 March 2003.

14-19 January 2003
"Jefferson's West: A Lewis and Clark Exhibition" sponsored by Monticello and the University of Virginia Continuing and Professional Studies.

    15 January 2003
  • Jeffrey Hantman, "Jefferson and Natural History"

  • Jeffrey Hantman and Ed Ayers, "Responses to Empire: Histories of Indian and European Encounters in America"

  • James Ronda, "Looking West from Monticello"

  • Peter Onuf, "Jefferson's Empire"

  • James Ronda and Peter Onuf's presentations were part of a feature called "Conversations on Jefferson and Lewis and Clark"

9 January 2003
City Council Chambers, Charlottesville City Hall
5:15-6:00 p.m.
Video Premiere: "Exploring Lewis and Clark's Charlottesville and Albemarle County, Virginia."

This 15-minute video is a locally funded and produced PBS production filmed by WHTJ with support and sponsorship from Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville, the Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the University of Virginia's Lewis and Clark Bicentnnial Project. This event will include the first screening of the video prior to its general release and will feature comments and discussion by the video team and local historians who participated in the project. The video is part of a larger effort to highlight the historical significance of our community's role in the Lewis and Clark saga while protecting the privacy of our local private property owners and the heritage they are trying to preserve.

12 December 2002
5:30 p.m.
Clemons Library 201
Public Demonstration of Student Lewis and Clark Digital History Projects

The students of Douglas Seefeldt's class, MDST 382: History and Digital Media, will demonstrate parts of the three fall 2002 final projects: "Anchored in the East: The Homesteads and Families of Meriwether Lewis and William Clark;" "Disappearing Indians?: A Case for the Continued Inhabitance of the Virginia Piedmont by the Monacan Indians;" and "Remembering Lewis and Clark: Albemarle County, Virginia."

11 December 2002
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Douglas Seefeldt & Ellen Daugherty, "Remembering Lewis and Clark"

Part of the University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies course, "Lewis and Clark, Thomas Jefferson, and the American West," 16 October - 11 December (eight sessions, no class 27 November).

4 December 2002
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Peter S. Onuf, "The American Nation: Legacies of Lewis and Clark and Jefferson"

Part of the University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies course, "Lewis and Clark, Thomas Jefferson, and the American West," 16 October - 11 December (eight sessions, no class 27 November).

11 November 2002 - 16 May 2003
McGregor Room, Alderman Library
"Lewis and Clark: The Maps of Exploration 1507-1814"

An exhibit of rare maps from the permanent collection of the University of Virginia's Special Collections that examines the planning of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the cartographic tradition that made the expedition possible. The exhibition shows evolving views of the American continent with a particular focus on a centuries-old search to find a water route across the continent to the Pacific Ocean. The exhibition includes examples of maps, atlases, and published explorers' journals that Thomas Jefferson had in his personal library.

10 November 2002
Newcomb Hall Theater
3:00 p.m.
Gary E. Moulton, "William Clark's Cartography"

Gary e. Moulton is the Sorensen Professor of History at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is also the Editor of the Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

6 November 2002
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Jeffery L. Hantman, "American Indian Cultures and History Before and After Lewis and Clark: An Anthropologist's Perspective"

Part of the University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies course, "Lewis and Clark, Thomas Jefferson, and the American West," 16 October - 11 December (eight sessions, no class 27 November).

26 August 2002
2:15-3:15 p.m.
Gilmer Hall 130
College of Arts and Sciences fall orientation session: "The Corps of Discovery: Understanding the American West"


2001-02

21 September 2001-26 April 2002
"Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Project Faculty Colloquium" A series of lectures and meetings discussing, reconsidering, and analyzing various aspects and topics of interest regarding the Lewis and Clark expedition and its significance in American and American Western history and the present day. For more details on the colloquium, visit the colloquium page, part of the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Project website.

  • "American Expansion and American Law"
  • "The American West and Federal Oversight"
  • "Visual Representations of American Wests"
  • "American Wests on Film"
  • "ANTH/HIUS 229: American Wests"
  • "Water, Rivers, and Dams"
  • "Native Americans and the Environment"
  • "Exploring the West"
  • "Western Literature"
  • "Americanization of Native Americans"
  • "Spring Colloquium goals and Fall 2002 American Wests course Overview"
  • "Cartography in Early America
  • "Exploring the West from Monticello
  • "The Postfrontier West: Bureaucratic Revolution and Transformation"
  • "Nineteenth Century Exploration and Resettlement"
  • "Lewis and Clark: Their Journey and Their Journals"
  • "The North American Continent in the European/American Contest for Empire"
  • "Jeffersonian America and the Trans-Mississippi World"

10-13 October 2001
"Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series"
Charlottesville, Virginia

    13 October 2001
    10:00 a.m.-noon.
  • LCBP Faculty Seminar to discuss Alan Taylor's lecture
  • 6:30-9:00 p.m.

  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series reception & dinner in the Lower West Oval and Dome Room of the Rotunda
  • 12 October 2001
    11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

  • LCBP Faculty Seminar to discuss Kenneth Prewitt's lecture
  • 5:30-7:00 p.m.

  • Alan S. Taylor, "Jefferson's Pacific: The Geopolitics of Exploration"
  • 11 October 2001
    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

  • LCBP Faculty Seminar to discuss David Hurst Thomas's lecture
  • 5:30-7:00 p.m.

  • Kenneth Prewitt, "A Nation Imagined, A Nation Measured: The Legacy of Jefferson's Census"

  • 10 October 2001
    5:30-7:00 p.m.

  • David Hurst Thomas, "'The Dead Have No Rights?': Jefferson's Conflicted Legacy in American Archaeology"

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