David Todd has explored deep wells of data to develop an atlas that richly describes the development of the Lone Star State dating from prehistory to the present. He has digested colossal amounts of information from widely dispersed sources and, with the expert assistance of cartographer Jonathan Ogren, organized it into a comprehensive and comprehensible publication.
The result of their collaboration is a book with clear text accompanied by maps that chart patterns of settlement, the effect of urbanization and habitat fragmentation, water use, and the impact of Hurricane Ike, to mention a few of the sections. In his illustrated lecture, he will share insights about the greater Houston region and will welcome questions about the state at large.
David Todd practiced as an environmental lawyer, founded the Conservation History Association of Texas, co-authored the Texas Legacy Project: Stories of Courage and Conservation, and is a rancher and sixth-generation Texan. Copies of the Texas Landscape Project: Nature and People atlas will be available for purchase at the course session. See registration form to reserve a copy in advance
Registration for fall 2018 is ongoing. You may register online, by mail, or by phone with a credit card.
If you are interested in traveling with the Houston Seminar to Natchez October 26-29, 2019 you may access the itinerary, trip cost, and registration documents here.
If you are interested in traveling to Virginia in the spring of 2019, please call the registrar at 713.666.9000 to place your name on a list. Please see Terms and Conditions for "travel list" policy.
Please note a date in the Mid-term Elections course has changed from that published in the brochure. The course will meet the first two Mondays, October 29 and November 5 as planned, but will meet Tuesday, November 13 instead of Monday, November 12.
Also note Art Underground: Carlos Cruz-Diez at the Cistern on Wednesday, November 14 is FULLY SUBSCRIBED. A second session has been added and will meet Monday, November 12 from 2:00-3:30 P.M. Registrations are being accepted for November 12. You may register online, or by phone.
AND WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE A FALL POP-UP COURSE!
Who Gets to Vote: Challenges for the 2020 Elections?
Speaker: Dale Ho, director of the American Civil Liberties Union Voter Rights Project
Monday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Location to be announced
For additional information about any of our courses, to register offline, or to add your name to our mailing and/or email lists, please contact our adminstrator at registrar.houstonseminar.org or phone 713.666.9000.