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 mcollett@mit.edu.

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, Imperial College London