Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History

This seminar series is sponsored by MIT's History Faculty and Program in Science, Technology,and Society. For more information, contact

Sessions are held from 2:30 to 4:30 pm on Zoom, register in advance for each seminar.

2020-2021 Schedule

September 25, 2020

"Beyond Bananas: The United Fruit Company and Agricultural 'Diversification'" Megan Raby, University of Texas at Austin

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October 16, 2020

"The Invisible Scientist: Farmers, Plant Breeders, and the Uneven Modernization of Latin America's Coffee" Stuart McCook, University of Guelph

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November 6, 2020

TBA ,Karen Sayer, Leeds Trinity University

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February 19, 2021

"Working Across Disciplines on Endemic Livestock Disease" Abigail Woods, University of Lincoln

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March 12, 2021

TBA, Laura Martin, Williams College

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April 9, 2021

"The Cosmology of Mining: Ecological Knowledge in Qing China" Tristan Brown, MIT

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