Location: Raven Landing Center, 1222 Cowles St., Fairbanks
University of Alaska Fairbanks professor Mary Ehrlander will lead a panel discussion about Walter Harper, who she profiled in her most recent book, at Raven Landing Center from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 25.
Harper, of Athabascan and Irish heritage, was the first person to summit Denali. He was a member of the 1913 team led by Episcopal Archdeacon Hudson Stuck and Harry Karstens.
Panelists at the Oct. 25 event will include Johanna Harper, Dana Wright, Sam Alexander and Episcopal Bishop Mark Lattime.
Ehrlander’s book, “Walter Harper: Alaska Native Son,” was released this month.
Ehrlander, a professor in UAF’s history department, directs the Arctic and Northern studies program. Her previous publications have reviewed alcohol’s introduction to the circumpolar North and other topics in Alaska history.
The history department is part of the College of Liberal Arts, the largest of UAF’s academic units. It comprises arts, humanities, social sciences and language disciplines across 20 departments.
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DOWNLOAD: Mary Ehrlander book presentation