The Herrett Center for Arts & Science

Herrett Forum Lecture Series -
Fall 2016/Spring 2017

The Herrett Forum Lecture Series began in January, 2006. (A list of past lectures is available here.)  Programs on science, archaeology, history, music, art, and other topics of local interest are featured, by lecturers from around the world, many of whom have roots in our community.

All lectures begin at 7:30 p.m. and are presented in the Herrett Center's Rick Allen Room. Admission is free.

Date Title Lecturer(s)
Wed., Sep. 21st, 2016 “Liminal—The Refugee Experience” Liyah Babayan, Refugee Community Member
Wed., Oct. 19th, 2016 “INL Overview” Dr. Mark Peters, Director of INL
Wed., Nov. 16th, 2016 “Climate Change and Fossil Fuels: A New Dynamic Emerges” (Idaho Humanities Council lecture) David Christensen, Adjunct Instructor of History, Boise State University
Wed., Dec. 14th, 2016 “Once Upon a Time” (lecture/piano performance, Idaho Humanities Council lecture) Del Parkinson PhD, Professor of Piano, Boise State University
Wed., Jan. 18th, 2017 “Over the Rainbow: The LGBT Experience in the Magic Valley” Brandon Tesch, LGBT Performance Artist
Wed., Feb. 15th, 2017 “For Lincoln and Liberty Too: Songs from a House Divided” (lecture/performance, Idaho Humanities Council lecture) William Rossiter, Folklorist and Musician
Wed., Mar. 15th, 2017 “Oasis in the Desert” Curtis Johnson, Stricker Descendant and Local Historian
Wed., Apr. 19th, 2017 “Public Lands — What are they, and who manages them?” Lawrence Wasden, Attorney General, State of Idaho
Wed., May 3rd, 2017 “Ice Age Animals of the Snake River Plain: Camels, Elephants, Lions and Sloths, Oh, My!” (annual Crabtree Memorial Lecture, for Idaho Archaeology Month) Sue Miller, Paleontologist