Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History (SEAH)

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

Sessions are held from 2:30 to 4:30 pm on Zoom during Fall 2023, register in advance for each seminar.

Spring 2023 sessions are held from 2:30 to 4:30 pm on campus in E51-095.

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Fall 2022

October 7, 2022
“Medieval Riverscapes”
Ellen Arnold, University of Stavanger, Norway

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November 4, 2022
“Greening an Alternative Energy: The Rise of the Brazilian Ethanol Industry”
Jennifer Eaglin, Ohio State

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December 2, 2022
“How Sustainable is Plantation Agriculture? A Perspective from the History of Rubber in Vietnam”
Michitake Aso, University of Albany

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Spring 2023

February 3 ,2023
“From the red desert to the red planet: engineering extreme environments during the American Century”
Gretchen Heefner, Northeastern

March 3,2023
Imperial Blend: Kenyan Coffee and Capitalism in the Era of Anglo-American Empire
Paul Ocobock, Notre Dame

March 24, 2023
“Ottoman Cotton and Mountain Mosquitos: A Microscopic History of the Modern World”
Chris Gratien, University of Virginia


Upcoming Events

Medieval Riverscapes

Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History (SEAH)

October 7, 2022



Seminars in Environmental Agricultural History Series