Historians gather in St. George for special panel discussion

ST. GEORGE – The Utah Historical Quarterly is inviting all interested persons to “A Conversation with Historians on Their Craft” on Thursday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m. The gathering will be held in the Washington County Historic Courthouse, 97 East St George Boulevard.

Senior State Historian Jedediah Rogers said that the meeting will be a “free-ranging panel discussion” during which the audience will hear “stories of historians plying the craft, tackling complex and often controversial topics, and seeking meaning and significance in events bygone.” The history and historians of Southern Utah will be emphasized.

Besides Rogers, panelists will include Amber D’Ambrosio, Special Collections librarian at Dixie State University; Edward Leo Lyman, emeritus professor of history; Mark Miller, professor of History and Department Chair, Southern Utah University; and Richard Saunders, Dean of Library Services, Southern Utah University. The discussion will be moderated by Brad Westwood, director of the Utah Division of State History.

This special event is open and free to the public. It is part of a regular series of lectures highlighting the work and scholarship of the Utah Historical Quarterly, Utah’s official historical journal.

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