Public Events

Upcoming Lectures & Colloquia

Friday, February 23, 2024 - 11:00 AM - 230 Prospect Street, Room 101 and on Zoom
Sam Hege (Yale Agrarian Studies)
"Watering Day and Night: How Bracero Workers came to Irrigate the Texas Panhandle"

Saturday, March 2, 2024 - 9:30am - Humanities Quadrangle
"New Perspectives in Energy History (conference)"

Monday, March 25, 2024 - 4:00pm - Humanities Quadrangle (HQ) 136
Amy Kohout, Colorado College

Monday, April 1, 2024 - 3:45PM - HQ 276
Aimi Hamraie, Vanderbilt University
"Title TBA (HSHM)"

Friday, April 12, 2024 - 11:00 AM - 230 Prospect Street, Room 101 and on Zoom
Philip Wight, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Monday, April 15, 2024 - 4:30PM - Medical Historical Library
Catherine Mas, Florida International University
"Holmes Lecture (HSHM)"

Past Lectures & Colloquia

2024

Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 4:00pm - On Zoom
Anto Mohsin, Northwestern University in Qatar
"The Politics of Electrification in Indonesia Post World War II"

Friday, February 2, 2024 - 11:00 AM - 230 Prospect Street, Room 101
Anthony Acciavatti
"Drawing Like a Tubewell: When Water Percolates and Oozes Through Soil (Agrarian Studies)"

Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 7:00pm EST - On Zoom
Chang Jiat Hwee, National University of Singapore
"Governing Thermal Environments: Energetic Mediations and the Politics of Urban Cooling in Asia"

Friday, January 26, 2024 - 1:30pm - HQ 267
Tony Yeboah, Yale University
"Kumase, the Capital City of Trees: Realism and Fantasy in West African Town Planning, 1650-present"

Friday, January 26, 2024 - 11:00 AM - 230 Prospect Street, Room 101
Hi’ilei Hobart, Yale University
"What Returns, What Remains (Agrarian Studies)"

Wednesday, January 24, 2024 - 2:00pm - HQ 267
Taylor Rose, Yale University
"Dispossessing the Wastelands: Mining, Militarization, and Native Lands in the Nevada Desert, 1860–1990"

Monday, January 22, 2024 - 3:45PM - HQ 276
Victor Seow, Harvard University

2023

Friday, December 8, 2023 - 11:00 AM - 230 Prospect Street, Room 101
Hannah Shepherd
"Crossing the Straits: Fukuoka and Pusan in the Making and Unmaking of Japanese Empire (Agrarian Studies)"

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 12pm - HQ 276
Sam Hege (Yale Agrarian Studies)

Friday, November 3, 2023 - 230 Prospect Street, Room 101
Brian Donahue, Brandeis University
"Go Farm, Young People (Agrarian Studies)"

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 - 12:10pm - Baker 116
Nurfadzilah Yahaya, Yale University

Monday, October 23, 2023 - 4:30pm - Medical Historical Library
Beth Linker, University of Pennsylvania
"McGovern Lecture (HSHM)"

Thursday, October 12, 2023 - 12:00 PM - HQ 107 (320 York Street)
Hannah Shepherd, Yale University

Friday, October 6, 2023 - 11:00 AM - 230 Prospect Street, Room 101
Thomas Alter, Texas State University
"Toward a Cooperative Commonwealth: Agrarian Radicalism in US Political Culture, 1870s-1920s (Agrarian Studies)"

Friday, September 22, 2023 - 11:00 AM - 230 Prospect Street, Room 101
James Sidbury, Rice University
"Learning from Tacky’s Revolt: Coromantees, Creoles and Igbos in the Hanover Parish, Jamaica Conspiracy of 1776"

Friday, September 22, 2023 - 4:30pm - Yale Farm (345 Edwards St.)
Hi'ilei Julia Kawehipuaakahaopulani Hobart, Yale University

Thursday, September 14, 2023 - 12:00 PM - Luce Hall 203 (34 Hillhouse Avenue)
Nurfadzilah Yahaya, Yale University

Wednesday, September 13, 2023 - 12:00 PM - Online via Zoom
Eric Herschthal, University of Utah

Monday, September 11, 2023 - 4:00 pm - HQ 132 (320 York Street)
Ayşe Zarakol (University of Cambridge)

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 - 5:00 PM - Luce Hall 101
Todd Holmes, UC Berkeley, and James C. Scott, Yale University

Friday, April 14, 2023 - 11:00 AM - Online via Zoom, and 230 Prospect Street, Room 101
George Remisovsky, Yale University

Friday, April 7, 2023 - 11:00 AM - Online via Zoom, and 230 Prospect Street, Room 101
Thomas Monaghan, Yale University

Monday, April 3, 2023 - 12:00 PM - Rozenkranz Hall 241 (115 Prospect Street)
Reinaldo Funes-Monzote, Princeton University

Monday, March 27, 2023 - 4:00 PM - HQ 107
Chelsea Schields, UC Irvine

Friday, March 3, 2023 - 11:00 AM - Online via Zoom, and 230 Prospect Street, Room 101
Denise Ho, Yale University

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 12:00 PM - Online via Zoom, and Burke Auditorium (195 Prospect Street)
Paul Sabin, Yale University

Monday, February 13, 2023 - 4:00 PM - HQ 107 (320 York Street)
Jennifer Klein, Yale University

Friday, February 10, 2023 - 11:00 AM - Online via Zoom, and 230 Prospect Street, Room 101
Diogo de Carvalho Cabral, Trinity College Dublin

Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 4:00 PM - HQ 107
Jennifer Klein, Yale University
"Wastelands: The Economic Geography of Waste, Coercion, and Incarceration in Southeastern Louisiana"

2022

Friday, December 9, 2022 - 11:00 AM - 230 Prospect Street, Room 101
Christopher Otter, Ohio State University
"Socializing the Technosphere (Agrarian Studies Colloquium)"

Friday, December 2, 2022 - 11:00 AM - 230 Prospect Street, Room 101
Steve Hindle, Washington University in St. Louis
"Mediating Subsistence in Seventeenth-Century England: The Case of the Country Miller (Agrarian Studies Colloquium)"

Friday, November 4, 2022 - 11:00 AM - 230 Prospect Street, Room 101
Diana Montaño, Washington University in St. Louis
"Necaxa, Revolution & the Nature of a Changing Climate (Agrarian Studies Colloquium)"

Friday, October 28, 2022 - 11:00 AM - 230 Prospect Street, Room 101
Mark Usher, University of Vermont
"Following Nature’s Lead: Ancient Ways of Living in a Dying World (Agrarian Studies Colloquium)"

Friday, October 14, 2022 - 11:00 AM - 230 Prospect Street, Room 101
Giovanni Batz, University of California, Santa Barbara

Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Phelps 401
Valerie Hansen

Friday, September 23, 2022 - 11am - Online via Zoom
Justin Farrell (Yale University)

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 1:00pm - Online via Zoom
On Barak (Tel Aviv University)
"Beached: The Construction and Thermal Dynamics of the Levantine Coast (Yale School of Architecture)"

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 4:00pm - Beinecke Library
Jim Akerman (Newberry Library)
"The World in Maps: Exhibition Opening Lecture ‘From Dati to d’Anville: Early Modern Europe and the Birth of the Atlas’  (Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library)"

Friday, September 9, 2022 - 12pm - Phelps 401 and Online via Zoom
Joseph Manning, Yale University
"The Nile as a Branch of the Indian Ocean System"

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 4:00 pm - Online via Zoom
Jennifer Eaglin, Ohio State University