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: U.S Military Engineers in Extreme Environments”
Gretchen Heefner, Northeastern

Hybrid Event , please register in advance

March 2,2023 (THURSDAY)
Imperial Blend: Kenyan Coffee and Capitalism in the Era of Anglo-American Empire
Paul Ocobock, Notre Dame

Hybrid Event , please register in advance

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

Hybrid Event, please register in advance


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