RICHLAND — An expert on the history of women in the American West will speak about “Pioneering Women: Then and Now” this Thursday, Nov. 1, at WSU Tri-Cities.
 
“I broaden the definition of pioneer to include not only the Oregon Trail women we immediately think of, but also to include later migrants of other races and ethnicities,” said Susan Armitage, a history professor at WSU in Pullman. “Pioneering, as women have experienced it, remains the same. It is multicultural.”
 
Armitage’s lecture starts at 7:15 p.m. in the East Building Auditorium, 2710 University Drive, Richland. Admission is free and open to the public.
 
Armitage has published numerous articles on women’s history and is co-editor of “The Women’s West” (1987), “So Much to Be Done: Women Settlers on the Mining and Ranching Frontie”r (1990), and “Writing the Range: Race, Class, and Culture in the Women’s West” (1998).
 
The Pioneering Women lecture is part of the WSU Tri-Cities Fall 2007 Liberal Arts Season.