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 campus in E51-095.  Hybrid event, pre registration required.

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Fall 2023

October 6, 2023 * NEW DATE*
Who Gets to Have an Environmental History, and What Kind? Energy, Property, and the Making of Legible Landscapes in the American South
Abby Spinak, Harvard

Hybrid Event, register here

November 17, 2023
The Practical Prophet: On June Jordan’s Intellectual Thought and Political Vision”
J.T, Roane , Rutgers

Hybrid Event, register here

December 01, 2023
A Gravid Pursuit: Secrets in Rattlesnake Country
Whitney Barlow Robles , Dartmouth

Hybrid Event, register here

Spring 2024

February 2 ,2024
“Locusts of Power: Borders, Empire, and Environment in the Modern Middle East ”
Samuel Dolbee , Vanderbilt University

February 9, 2024
“ Indigeneity, environmentalism and pipelines: Estonian perspective on late Soviet indigenous imaginary and its afterlife”
Linda Kaljundi , Estonian Academy of Arts

March 1, 2024
Water, Waste, and Race:
Environmental Politics during the Nineteenth Century Gold Rushes
Mae Ngai, Columbia University

March 8, 2024
The Burden of Beasts: Debating the Energetics of the Sacred Cow in Postcolonial India
Elizabeth Chatterjee, University of Chicago


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