Archived Events

2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 3:30pm - HGS 204
David Biggs, University of California, Riverside

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 2:30pm - HGS 204
John McNeill, Georgetown University

Friday, April 3, 2015
Ray Bradley, UMass-Amherst
"The Little Ice Age---how bad was it?"

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
A Conversation with Yale Professors Michael Warner and Alan Mikhail

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Richard Seager, Columbia University
"North American hydroclimate variability over the last millennium"

Thursday, February 19, 2015
Martin Medina, Amherst College
"Anthropogenic and Natural Forcing of Maya Collapse"

Monday, February 9, 2015
Paul Edwards, University Of Michigan

Friday, January 23, 2015
Bill Ruddiman, University of Virginia
"Depopulation and Greenhouse-Gas Drops"

2014

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Eric Rutkow, Yale University
"The Eagle And The Octopuses: The United States, The Pan-American Railway, And Infrastructure Development In Latin America, 1900-1929."

Monday, October 27, 2014
Ben Kiernan, Yale University
"Land, Water, Climate And Culture: Writing An Environmental History Of Viet Nam From Earliest Times."

Thursday, October 9, 2014
Ted Steinberg, Davee Professor History And Law, Case Western University
"Can New York City Survive The Sea?"

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Donald Worster, University Of Kansas
"A Coffee Conversation On Environmental History."

Monday, April 21, 2014 - 12:00 PM - HGS 204
Scott Crago, University Of New Mexico
"Of Footballers And Traveling Guitarists: Rural Recreation And Mapuche Cultural Revival Under Plan Perquenco."

Monday, March 31, 2014
Francis Ludlow, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Yale Climate And Energy Institute
"A Millennium Of Extreme Weather And Human Vulnerability From Irish Medieval Chronicles."

Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Joy Rankin, Yale University
"Let's Meet At Boneyard Creek: The Intersection Of Personal Computing And The Environmental Movement In The Early 1970S."

Wednesday, February 19, 2014
David Bello, Associate Professor, Washington & Lee University
"Shifting Virtue Towards A Sustainable Qing."

Monday, January 27, 2014
Daniel Headrick, Roosevelt University
"Sleeping Sickness Epidemics And Colonial Responses In Africa, 1900-1940."

2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013
Alan Mikhail, Yale Department Of History

Monday, November 11, 2013
Alistair Sponsel, Assistant Professor, Vanderbilt University
"How Coral Reefs Became Fragile"

Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Timothy Lorek, Doctoral Student, Yale Department Of History
"Railroads And Agrarian Landscapes In The New Mexico Borderlands"

Thursday, October 10, 2013
Edmund Russell, University Of Kansas
"A Coffee Conversation On Environmental History."

Monday, September 30, 2013
Fabian Drixler, Yale Department Of History

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Janam Mukherjee, Yale Agrarian Studies Fellow
"The Chicken And The Egg: Bird Flu In Bengal"

Thursday, March 28, 2013
Victor Mcfarland, Yale University
"The Politics Of Energy Independence In The 1970s"

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Matthew Bender, Associate History Professor, College Of New Jersey, And Yale Agrarian Studies Fellow
"The Mountains Of Jagga! Encountering Eden In Africa, 1848-1890"

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Andrew Horowitz, Yale University
"How To Sink New Orleans: Floods, Levees, Oil, And States' Rights In Louisiana, 1927-1965"

Thursday, January 31, 2013
Cherie Woodworth, Independent Scholar, Yale Center For Comparative Research
"Seeing The Forest, Seeing The Trees: Reconsidering The Early Modern Fuel Crisis And Colonial Expansion"

2012

Monday, December 3, 2012
Gabriel Rosenberg, Assistant Professor, Duke University And Yale Agrarian Studies Fellow
"4-H And The Biopolitics Of Agricultural Reform In Early Twentieth-Century America"

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
William Rankin, Yale University
"Maps As Sources, Mapping As Method, And Cartography As Scholarship"

Monday, November 12, 2012
Matthew Klingle, Associate Professor, Bowdoin College
"Sweet Blood: Natives, Environment, And The Changing Nature Of Diabetes Mellitus Epidemiology"

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Dana Graef, Yale University
"Negotiating Environmental Sovereignty In Costa Rica: Legacies Of Transnational Mining And Hydropower"

Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Ling Zhang, Yale Agrarian Studies Fellow And Assistant Professor, Boston College
"Manipulating The Yellow River And The State Formation Of The Northern Song Dynasty (907-1127)"

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Shaila Seshia Galvin, Yale University
"Imagining Uttarakhand: Nature And Agriculture In The Indian Himalaya"

2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Cherie Woodworth, Yale University
"The 'Wild Field,' Pastoralism, And Anthropogenic Grasslands: The Eurasian Steppe From Antiquity To 1700"

Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Samuel White, Assistant Professor, Oberlin College
"A Cold Welcome?: The Little Ice Age And The First European Colonies In North America"

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Charu Singh, Yale University
"Configuring The Monsoon: Rainfall And Famine In Nineteenth Century Western India"

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Francesca Ammon, Yale University
"A Dirt-Moving War': Bulldozers As Weapons And Heroes In World War Ii"

Thursday, April 28, 2011
Helen Curry, Yale University
"Radiation And Species Preservation: Saving The American Chestnut Tree In The Atomic Age"

Thursday, April 7, 2011
Gene Tempest, Yale University
"Gas Warfare And The Horses Of The Western Front, 1915-1918"

Thursday, February 17, 2011
Alan Mikhail, Yale University
"Middle East Environmental History: The Fallow Between Two Fields"

Thursday, January 20, 2011
Paul Freedman, Charles D. Tripp Professor, Yale University
"American Dining And The Natural World, 19Th And 20Th Centuries"

2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010
John Grim, Yale University
"The Political Stakes Of Embodied Knowledge In An Apsaalooka/Crow Ceremonial"

Thursday, November 18, 2010
Rachel Rothschild, Yale University
"Environmental Consciousness In The Cold War: Radioecologists, Nuclear Technology, And The Atomic Age"

Thursday, October 21, 2010
Paul Erickson, Wesleyan University
"When Humans Became Rabbits (And Rabbits, Humans): Ecology, The Idea Of Population, And Histories Of Disease"

Thursday, October 7, 2010
Jacob Dlamini, Yale University
"Fire Control, Conservation, And Class In South Africa's Kruger National Park"

Thursday, May 13, 2010
Karen Hebert, Yale University
"Properties Of Restructuring: Charting Fisheries Regulatory Change In Bristol Bay, Alaska"

Thursday, April 8, 2010
Christine Delucia, Yale University
"The Memory Frontier: Making Past And Place In The Northeast After King Philip's War"

Thursday, March 25, 2010
Robin Scheffler, Yale University
"Places Of Empire: Tropical Biology On Barro Colorado Island, Panama, 1920-1940"

Thursday, February 25, 2010
Philip Slavin, Yale University
"On Humans And Bovids: Two Plagues And A Famine In England, 1310-50"

Thursday, January 14, 2010
Paola Bertucci, Yale University
"Earthquakes And Enlightenment: Controlling The Convulsing Body Of The Earth In The Age Of Reform"

2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009
John Wargo, Yale University

Thursday, October 29, 2009
Sarah Cameron, Yale University
"How Socialism Tried To Conquer The Steppe: The Manufacture Of A Crisis In Soviet Kazakhstan, 1929-1931"

Thursday, September 24, 2009
Peter Perdue, Yale University
"From The Hills To The White House: Chinese Tea In Global Markets"

Thursday, June 25, 2009
Julie Bowring, Yale University
"For Private Profit Or Public Good, Or One Man's Quagmire Is Another's Pleasant Pasture: Debates On Drainage In Eastern England, C1600-1660"

Thursday, May 28, 2009
Barry Muchnick, Yale University
"The Country Is The Fresh Air Fund': The Moral Ecology Of Citizenship In Turn-Of-The-Century America"

Thursday, April 30, 2009
Paul Sabin, Yale University