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Idea of Nature Series: Thomas Jefferson's Nature (Ketchum)


Sponsored in part by The Nature Conservancy, the goal of Boise State University's Idea of Nature Lecture Series is to promote interdisciplinary inquiry about the environment and to foster dialogue across the campus and community.

These lectures are free, open to the public, and require no tickets. This event will be held at the Community Library in Ketchum.

“Thomas Jefferson's Nature”

This lecture features Peter S. Onuf, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation Professor of History Emeritus, University of Virginia

A leading scholar of Jefferson and the early American republic, Onuf is the author, co-author, and editor of numerous books including the New York Times bestseller, “Most Blessed of the Patriarchs”: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination, co-authored with Annette Gordon-Reed (who won the Pulitzer Prize for The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family which revealed Jefferson’s relationship with his slave, Sally Hemings).  Other books include Jefferson’s Empire: The Language of American Nationhood (2001), The Mind of Thomas Jefferson (2007). He is also a co-host (with Brian Balogh and Edward Ayers) of the weekly public radio program and podcast Backstory with the American History Guys.

More information available on Boise State University Idea of Nature Series website.