Courses

Maps, History, and the Houston Environment

Monday, September 12, 2016, 6:00–7:30 P.M. | Cherie Flores Garden Pavilion, Hermann Park, 1500 Hermann Drive, 77004.

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

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Registration is on going for fall courses, either online, by email, or by phone. We look forward to sharing the rest of this interesting and challenging fall with you.  

 

The following courses are fully subscribed and have been closed. If you wish to be put on a waiting list, please email registrar@houstonseminar.org or phone 713.666.9000.
 

Lois Stark: The Telling Image 
Houston Collects: Contemporary Cool in River Oaks

 

Upcoming

Romantic Rarities with Brian Connelly
Wednesdays, October 18, November 1 and 15, 6:30-8:00 P.M.
Private home, check with registrar for availability

 

Inside the Middle East
October 26, November 2, 9, and 16
The Station Museum of Contemporary Art
1502 Alabama at LaBranch

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Fall 2017 Study Tour

Newport: History Preserved
Thursday, October 26Monday, October 30, 2017
Fully subscribed


Spring 2018 Study Tour 

Mexico City: Past, Present, Future
Tuesday, April 3Monday, April 9, 2018
Waiting list only, check with registrar

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