Great Plains Studies

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.