RESCHEDULED Boston Environmental History Seminar: Weather, the Body, and Rural Industrialization

Boston Environmental History Seminar

The Boston Environmental History Seminar is an occasion for scholars as well as interested members of the public to discuss aspects of American environmental history from prehistory to the present day. Presenters come from a variety of disciplines including history, urban planning, and environmental management. Six to eight sessions take place annually during the academic year, and most focus on works in progress.

Earth Day 1970, Science March 2017, and the perils of “non-partisan” environmentalism

In his classic book Justice, Nature, and the Geography of Difference, the geographer David Harvey recalled three very different expressions of environmental politics surrounding the first Earth Day. First, Fortune magazine published a special issue “celebrat[ing] the rise of the environment … as a ‘non-class issue’”; the issue included an invited editorial by President Richard Nixon touting the importance of protecting the Earth for future generations.

Reminder: WHEATS 2017

WHEATS 2017:

Workshop for the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology & Science


October 13-15, 2017

University at Albany, History Department

Albany, NY                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Trump Transition in Historical Perspective: Draft Annotated Bibliographies

On behalf of the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative, I'm posting the first fruits of our invitation to environmental and other historians, two annotated bibliographies on environmental transitions resembling the current one under Trump.   These are first drafts; please feel free to nominate your own or others' scholarship to be added.


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