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 at MIT in E51-095.

2018-2019 Schedule

September 14, 2018

"Partly Green: The Past and Future of Sustainable Business"
Adam Rome,  University at Buffalo, SUNY


October 5, 2018

Chris Jones, Arizona State University


October 19, 2018

Bathsheba Demuth, Brown University


November 16, 2018

“The Entangled Histories of the US and Mexican Countryside”
Tore Olsson, University of Tennessee


December 7, 2018

“Markets of Pain: Poppy Politics and the Global Origins of the American Opioid Crisis
Benjamin Siegel, Boston University


February 22, 2019

 “Black Fertile Earth: A Political Ecology of Suckiaug/Hartford”
Thomas Wickman, Trinity College


April 5, 2019

“Automotive Empire: Roads and Motor Vehicles in the Making of Interwar Africa”
Andrew Denning, University of Kanas