On September 14-16, 2017 the Western Lands & People Initiative at Montana State University in Bozeman, with the College of Letters & Science and the MSU Library, will host the symposium to celebrate the work of Ivan Doig and the acquisition of his papers by the university. The organizers invite proposals for papers and presentations that address the literature, history and geography of Montana and the West that Doig explored in his memoirs and fiction. Work need not directly address Doig’s writings, but should allow participants to enter into a broad discussion  of the connections between landscape and human experience, history and fiction, or what close observation and attention to place contribute to the various disciplines that engage us as scholars and as readers.

Further information can be found at http://ivandoig.montana.edu/symposium-2017/