History of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Past Meetings

  • February 6, 2015

    Jody Roberts of the Chemical Heritage Foundation introduced his book chapter, "Re-Inventing Green Chemistry: Alternative Histories for a Sustainable Science"


  • May 1, 2014

    Rebecca Onion introduced selections from Lawrence Badash, A Nuclear Winter's Tale: Science and Politics in the 1980s Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2009, and Peter Stearns and Timothy Haggerty. "The Role of Fear: Transitions in American Emotional Standards for Children, 1850-1950." The American Historical Review 96, no. 1 (February 1, 1991): 63–94.


  • March 6, 2014

    The group discussed Daniel Schneider's Hybrid Nature: Sewage Treatment and the Contradictions of the Industrial Ecosystem.


  • December 5, 2013

    Rebecca Onion of PACHS introduced selections from New Natures: Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology Studies, eds. Sara Pritchard, Dolly Jorgenson, Finn Arne Jorgenson, U of Pittsburgh Press, 2013.


  • November 7, 2013

    Paul Sabin of Yale University introduced selections from his The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth's Future (Yale UP, 2013)


  • October 3, 2013

    Jacob Hamblin of Oregon State introduced selections from his book Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism


  • April 18, 2013

    L. Ruth Rand introduced her Orbital Decay: Space Junk and the Environmental History of a Global Commons, 1957-2009


  • March 7, 2013

    Jody Roberts introduced his draft book chapter, Politics in a Bottle


  • February 7, 2013

    Jeffery Brideau introduced his draft dissertation chapter, An Inland Seacoast? The Origins of the Seaway Idea and Construction of Bi-National Interest


  • November 1, 2012

    Jeffery Brideau introduced the Introduction from Confluence: The Nature of Technology and the Remaking of the Rhône by Sara B. Pritchard.


Group Conveners

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    Frederick Davis

    Frederick Rowe Davis is Professor and Head and the R. Mark Lubbers Chair in the History of Science in the Department of History at Purdue University. His research interests lie at the intersection of the history of earth and environmental sciences, environmental health, and environmental history. He recently published Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology (Yale 2014).

     

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    Mark Hersey

    Mark Hersey is Associate Professor of History at Mississippi State University and co-editor of Environmental History. His research interests lie in the fields of environmental, rural, and agricultural history, with a particular emphasis on the American South, especially Alabama and Mississippi. He is the author of My Work Is That Of Conservation: An Environmental Biography of George Washington Carver.

     

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    Jeremy Vetter

    Jeremy Vetter is Associate Professor of History at the University of Arizona. His research is at the intersection of environmental history and the history of science and technology in the American West. He is the author of Field Life: Science in the American West during the Railroad Era (Pittsburgh, 2016).

     

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