Mar
2
Thu
Tea, Trade and Tyranny: Tibet and China Over Time @ Northwest College, Yellowstone Building
Mar 2 @ 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Tea, Trade and Tyranny: Tibet and China Over Time @ Northwest College, Yellowstone Building | Powell | Wyoming | United States

Tibet and China have had a complex relationship for 1500 years. Wars have been fought, treaties signed, then ignored in the next conquest. But there was always trade. In this presentation, National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins takes us on a journey down the forgotten Tea Horse Road. For almost 1000 years there was a stone-paved road that connected Ya’an, the tea-growing capital of Sichuan province, with Lhasa, the 12,000-foot high capital of Tibet. Tea was essential to daily life in Tibet, and China’s feudal kingdoms needed war horses. For centuries China and Tibet were on equal footing, but the ascendancy of China in the second half of the 20th century has devastated Tibet and Tibetan culture. With National Geographic images, Jenkins reveals the modern lives of the Tibetans, and the Chinese, and the geopolitics that have always connected them.

A critically acclaimed author and internationally recognized journalist, Mark Jenkins covers geopolitics, the environment and adventure for National Geographic. Jenkins’ writing has won numerous awards, including the Overseas Press Club Ross Award for “The Healing Fields” story about landmines in Cambodia and a National Magazine Award for photojournalism with colleague Brint Stirton, for “Who Murdered The Mountain Gorillas” – both of which were the focus of previous World to Wyoming tours around Wyoming. Jenkins is the author of four books and his work has appeared in dozens of national and international magazines.  He has his BA in Philosophy and MS in Geography from the University of Wyoming.

Sponsored by the UW Office of Academic Affairs, Global and Area Studies, Outreach School, the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation, thinkWY | Wyoming Humanities, the Homer and Mildred Scott Foundation, Buffalo Bill Center for the West, National Wildlife Museum and our Wyoming college partners who help us bring the World to Wyoming tour around Wyoming.

Mar
4
Sat
Tea, Trade and Tyranny: Tibet and China Over Time @ Cody Theatre
Mar 4 @ 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Tea, Trade and Tyranny: Tibet and China Over Time @ Cody Theatre | Cody | Wyoming | United States

Tibet and China have had a complex relationship for 1500 years. Wars have been fought, treaties signed, then ignored in the next conquest. But there was always trade. In this presentation, National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins takes us on a journey down the forgotten Tea Horse Road. For almost 1000 years there was a stone-paved road that connected Ya’an, the tea-growing capital of Sichuan province, with Lhasa, the 12,000-foot high capital of Tibet. Tea was essential to daily life in Tibet, and China’s feudal kingdoms needed war horses. For centuries China and Tibet were on equal footing, but the ascendancy of China in the second half of the 20th century has devastated Tibet and Tibetan culture. With National Geographic images, Jenkins reveals the modern lives of the Tibetans, and the Chinese, and the geopolitics that have always connected them.

A critically acclaimed author and internationally recognized journalist, Mark Jenkins covers geopolitics, the environment and adventure for National Geographic. Jenkins’ writing has won numerous awards, including the Overseas Press Club Ross Award for “The Healing Fields” story about landmines in Cambodia and a National Magazine Award for photojournalism with colleague Brint Stirton, for “Who Murdered The Mountain Gorillas” – both of which were the focus of previous World to Wyoming tours around Wyoming. Jenkins is the author of four books and his work has appeared in dozens of national and international magazines.  He has his BA in Philosophy and MS in Geography from the University of Wyoming.

Sponsored by the UW Office of Academic Affairs, Global and Area Studies, Outreach School, the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation, thinkWY | Wyoming Humanities, the Homer and Mildred Scott Foundation, Buffalo Bill Center for the West, National Wildlife Museum and our Wyoming college partners who help us bring the World to Wyoming tour around Wyoming.

Mar
16
Thu
Topics in Religious Studies: Issues in Contemporary Islam with Seth Ward @ Northwest Community College
Mar 16 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Topics in Religious Studies: Issues in Contemporary Islam with Seth Ward @ Northwest Community College | Powell | Wyoming | United States

Given the contemporary discourse about issues related to Islam, it is important to discuss matters such as conservative or fundamentalist religious movements, human right issues, politicized religion and misgovernment, religion and science, and many others in an atmosphere that recognizes the issues have Islamic manifestations that are culturally unique yet hardly limited to Islam, and with an approach that avoids seeing Islam simply as a set of issues and problems.

Dr. Ward’s presentation goes beyond the news to highlight selected contemporary trends and movements among the world’s Muslim people.  A brief and condensed introduction to the history and religion of Islam is followed by a discussion of a few contemporary Islamic topics reflecting current issues, that have been identified and examined by University of Wyoming students during a semester long course taught by the presenter.

Topics in Religious Studies: Issues in Contemporary Islam with Seth Ward @ Park County Library
Mar 16 @ 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Topics in Religious Studies: Issues in Contemporary Islam with Seth Ward @ Park County Library  | Cody | Wyoming | United States

Given the contemporary discourse about issues related to Islam, it is important to discuss matters such as conservative or fundamentalist religious movements, human right issues, politicized religion and misgovernment, religion and science, and many others in an atmosphere that recognizes the issues have Islamic manifestations that are culturally unique yet hardly limited to Islam, and with an approach that avoids seeing Islam simply as a set of issues and problems.

Dr. Ward’s presentation goes beyond the news to highlight selected contemporary trends and movements among the world’s Muslim people.  A brief and condensed introduction to the history and religion of Islam is followed by a discussion of a few contemporary Islamic topics reflecting current issues, that have been identified and examined by University of Wyoming students during a semester long course taught by the presenter.

Apr
10
Mon
Cultural Gems; A Look at Unique US Libraries with Richard and Mary Maturi @ Meeteetse Senior Center
Apr 10 @ 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Cultural Gems; A Look at Unique US Libraries with Richard and Mary Maturi @ Meeteetse Senior Center  | Meeteetse | Wyoming | United States

Join Richard and Mary Maturi for Cultural Gems; A Look at Unique US Libraries, featuring  images and stories of libraries from coast to coast.  This presentation  illustrates the rich diversity of America’s libraries while exploring the broad panorama of library architecture, unique building re-purposing and the various ways communities funded their libraries.   The Maturi’s spent a full year traveling the country and learning about libraries; the role they’ve played in community development and identity.  Linda Koldenhoven, Senior Librarian of th Georgia Library for the Blind & Physically Handicapped observed, “An engaging look at America’s unique library architecture and heritage.  A wonderful guide to this county’s cultural history.  What a great idea for your next vacation..tour our nations libraries!”

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