The Center for Great Plains Studies at the University of Nebraska has announced the finalists for this year's Great Plains Distinguished Book Prize.
Great Plains residents and boosters have often welcomed and promoted population growth in the region. And yet the ideas of British pastor Thomas Malthus — who famously argued at the turn of the 19th century that population growth would eventually overwhelm natural resources — have resonated to a surprising degree on the Great Plains. Derek Hoff of Kansas State University, will address that apparent contradiction in the 3:30 p.m. Feb. 26 Paul A. Olson Seminar in Great Plains Studies at the Great Plains Art Museum. The talk is free and open to the public.
It was once believed that rain would follow the concussive impact of a battle. The myth is the topic for the feature article in the fall issue of Great Plains Quarterly, available via the University of Nebraska Press.