A.P.E.X Events Presents Megan Kate Nelson

Published: September 26, 2022 | Read Time: 2 minutes

Southern Utah University’s A.P.E.X. Events is joined this week by author, historian, and national park expert, Megan Kate Nelson. Join A.P.E.X. Events on Thursday, September 29, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. in the Gilbert Great Hall in the Hunter Alumni Center on the campus of SUU. 

Nelson comes to the A.P.E.X. stage to share her insights and research on the history of one of America’s most incredible gems, Yellowstone National Park. Her lecture “Saving Yellowstone, the Creation of a National Icon”, will cover her findings from her most recent book. Nelson published Saving Yellowstone: Exploration and Preservation in Reconstruction America this year on the 150th anniversary of the Yellowstone Act, which created the first national park in the world.

Nelson is an expert in the history of the American Civil War, the U.S. West, and popular culture. This past year, she was elected as a fellow of the Society of American Historians. She has written articles about these topics for The New York Times, Washington Post, TIME, The Atlantic, Smithsonian Magazine, Preservation Magazine, and Civil War Times.

Nelson is also the author of The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West, which was a Finalist for the 2021 Pulitzer Prize in History.

Before leaving academia to write full-time in 2014, Nelson taught U.S. history and American Studies at Texas Tech University, Cal State Fullerton, Harvard, and Brown. She earned her BA in history and literature from Harvard University and my Ph.D. in American studies from the University of Iowa.

A.P.E.X. Event presentations will also be streamed live via Zoom. Zoom links for each event can be found on the SUU Event Calendar. Also, consider tuning in to Thunder 91.1 on Thursdays at 3 p.m. to get more out of your favorite guests with the A.P.E.X. Radio Hour Show.

A.P.E.X. Events is SUU’s premier weekly lecture series, with speakers and presenters invited from all areas of the world. While on campus, guests are invited to interact with students and faculty in multiple ways, with opportunities to connect and network in vast areas of scholarship. All A.P.E.X. Events are free and open to the public. 

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