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 Margo Collett at

Sessions are held from 2:30 to 4:30 pm at MIT in E51-095.

2016-2017 Schedule

September 16, 2016

"South Asia's Coastal Frontiers"
Sunil Amrith
Mehra Family Professor of South Asian Studies, Harvard University


October 14, 2016

"Cannibal Family Farms: Rural Dysfunction and Grotesque Intimacy in Postwar Rural America"
Gabriel N. Rosenberg, Duke University


February 24, 2017

"Bee's Eye View: Re-Envisioning Montana's High Plains"
Sara Gregg, University of Kansas


March 10, 2017

"The Politics of Urban Animals and Waste Recycling in Antebellum Manhattan"
Catherine McNeur, Portland State University


April 7, 2017

"The Glass Walls of Fair Oaks Farms"
Timothy Pachirat, University of Massachusetts Amherst


April 21, 2017

"Historical Perspectives on Problematic Human-Wildlife Encounters"
Simon Pooley, Birkbeck, University of London