Workshop for the History of Environment, Agriculture, Technology, & Science
WHEATS is an intensive, cutting-edge conference for graduate students and recent PhDs who study the environment, agriculture, technology and science from a historical perspective.
WHEATS began in 2004 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since then it has been hosted at the University of Western Ontario, the University of Virginia, the University of Georgia, Kansas State University, Mississippi State University, the University of Wisconsin, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Kansas, the University of Colorado Boulder, Rutgers University, and SUNY Albany.
WHEATS 2018 was held at the University of California, Riverside. UC Riverside started its life as a Citrus Experiment Station, and still has a strong agricultural program. For more information, see https://wheats2018.wordpress.com/
There is a detailed handbook for running WHEATS, which will be passed on to the next host institution. It is recommended that there are at least two graduate students and one faculty sponsor intereseted in organizing. It is a fantastic experiance for hosts and participants alike. Want to host WHEATS 2019? Contact KatrinBoniface@gmail.com
UC Riverside, History
WHEATS 2018 Co-chair