History of Earth and Environmental Sciences

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Upcoming Meetings

There are no currently scheduled upcoming events.

Past Meetings

  • May 18, 2011

    Jody Roberts will introduce Climate for Change, or How to Create a Green Modernity? by Ulrich Beck Theory Culture Society 2010 27: 254 http://tcs.sagepub.com/content/27/2-3/254 http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0263276409358729 and A New Climate for Society by Sheila Jasanoff Theory Culture Society 2010 27: 233 http://tcs.sagepub.com/content/27/2-3/233 http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0263276409361497

  • April 20, 2011

    The Cosmopolitan Society and Its Enemies by Ulrich Beck Theory Culture Society 2002 19: 17 and Science for the Post-normal Age by Silvio 0. Funtowicz and Jerome R. Ravetz Futures, Volume 25, Issue 7, September 1993, Pages 739-755

  • March 16, 2011

    Introduction to Hidden Waters: Groundwater Histories of Iran and the Mediterranean by Abigail Schade, Columbia University

  • February 16, 2011

    Unruly Technology and Fractured Oversight by Jody Roberts, Chemical Heritage Foundation

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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