Lecture On 16th Century New Mexico March 29

Alan Osborne. Courtesy/CIR


Santa Fe Council on International Relations presents a public lecture by Alan Osborne, co-founder of Southwest Seminars. The lecture is titled “Crisis and Confrontation in 16th Century New Mexico: People of Stone and People of Steel.”

The event is 3 p.m. Saturday, March 29 at the Forum, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Dr. The cost is $10 for non-members and free to CIR members.

Osborne, a native of Oklahoma, was educated at Oklahoma State University and completed his master’s coursework at the University of New Mexico in American Indian history and Spanish Colonial borderlands. His academic teaching and public lecturing specialties are American Indian history, Spanish Colonial borderlands frontier history, and Mexican-American territorial history.
Osborne is the co-founder of Southwest Seminars, a nonprofit cultural education organization that has offered public lecture series in the fields of American Indian culture and history, Hispanic culture and history, Southwest archaeology, art and literature for the past 15 years. He was the New Mexico director of Elderhostel for 12 years and co-founder of New Mexico Elderhostel, as well as founder of the College of Santa Fe’s Elderhostel program.
He has lectured or toured with many educational study travel groups. Osborne has provided museum docent and educational training lectures for Museum of Indian Art and Culture, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian and The Palace of the Governors.


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