Native American Societies
Public lecture

Join Humanities Texas and the University of Houston for an evening lecture by Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and author Alan Taylor on June 18, 2018, at the Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion in M. D. Anderson Library.

Taylor's presentation will examine the encounter of native and colonial peoples and their different ideas about diplomacy, trade, and geography. He will reveal how one way of thinking about people and the land gave way to a radical alternative through colonial expansion.

This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVP at

Pay parking is available in the Stadium Garage on the University of Houston campus.

This program is part of the Democracy and the Informed Citizen initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public's knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.

June 18, 2018,
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Elizabeth D. Rockwell Pavilion, M. D. Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston, TX 77204


Map of event location
Jamestown Lifescape—Mid-17th Century, Keith Rocco. A scene of a busy street in Jamestown, c. 1650. Colonial National Historical Park, Yorktown, Virginia.