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History Colloquium Examines Psychiatric State Hospitals, Lakota Politics

September 20, 2013 — Research conducted by University of Wyoming history students will be presented during a colloquium Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 3-5 p.m. in Room 24 of the College of Business Building.

Graduate student Mikole Bede will discuss "The Eugenic Atlantic: Perspectives from the Psychiatric State Hospitals in Pennsylvania," and graduate student Chelsea Frazier will present “The fire of hope almost went out; we have to rekindle it: Lakota Political Control over U.S. Westward Expansion, 1877-1889.”

Additionally, undergraduate students Todd Jolley, Worland, and Kurtis Butler, Casper, will give brief presentations on their independent research conducted this summer in Latin America and Italy, respectively, and funded by the Department of History.

UW history student Todd Jolley and a colleague show the bracelet and various stamps needed to enter an Ecuadorian prison where they conducted research this summer. Jolley will summarize his research at Tuesday’s colloquium. (Todd Jolley)

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