Archived Events


Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 9:30 AM - 9:00 PM - Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 4:00PM
Dan Brayton (Middlebury College)
"“The Stews of Southwark: An Environmental History,” (Literature, the Arts, and the Environment Colloquium)"

Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 9:30AM - Kroon Hall

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 11:00 AM - Luce Hall, Room 203
John Lee (Yale University)

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 4:30 PM - Luce Hall, Room 203
Pratik Chakrabarti (University of Manchester)

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:00 AM - Luce Hall, Room 203
Aaron Jakes (Yale University and The New School for Social Research)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 6:30pm - Hastings Hall
Caitlin DeSilvey, University of Exeter

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 12pm - HGS 211
José Augusto Pádua (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 11:00 AM - Luce Hall, Room 203
William Rankin (Yale University)

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 11:00 AM - Luce Hall, Room 203
Paul Sutter (University of Colorado-Boulder)

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 12pm - Burke Auditoriaum, Kroon Hall
Harvey Weiss, Joseph Manning and Robert Mendelsohn, Yale University
"Collapse! What Collapse? Societal Responses to Abrupt Climate Changes before Global Warming" (FES Research Seminar"

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 12:30 PM - Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208
Jason W. Moore (Binghamton University)

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 3:00 PM - Luce Hall, Room 203
Stuart Schwartz, Jose Caraballo-Cueto, William Suarez, Fernando Abruña

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 4pm - Luce Hall, Room 202
Kate Brown, University of Maryland-Baltimore County

Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:00 AM - Luce Hall, Room 203
Gaston Gordillo (University of British Columbia)

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 4:30PM - Henry R. Luce Hall, Room 203
Debjani Bhattacharya (Drexel University),

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 12:00 PM - Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall
Deborah Coen

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 4:00PM - Henry R. Luce Hall, Room 203
Paul Kreitman (Columbia)


Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 12:00 - Hall of Graduate Studies, Room 204 (HGS 204)
John Lee, Yale Agrarian Studies

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:00pm - Whitney Humanities Center, Room
Prasenjit Duara (Duke), Kathleen Morrison (UPenn), Karen Thornber (Harvard)

Monday, October 30, 2017 - 12:00pm - HGS 204
Emma Shortis, Fox International Fellow, Yale University

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 4:00pm - 28 Hillhouse Ave, Room 106
Paul Erdkamp, Free University, Brussels

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Whitney Humanities Center

Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 4pm - HGS 105
Nancy Langston, Michigan Technological University

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 12pm - HGS 204
Paul Berne Burow, Yale Joint FES & Anthropology Program

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 4:00pm - Luce Hall 203 and Common Room
James Scott (Political Science), Jennifer Raab (History of Art), and Paul Sabin (History)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 12pm - HGS 204
Daniel Headrick (Roosevelt University)

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 9:00AM-5:00pm - Whitney Humanities Center
Yale Doctoral Students (multiple departments)
"More than Nature: Environmental Humanities at Yale"

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 12:30-2:00PM - Whitney Humanities Center, Room 208
Meg Jacobs, Princeton University (Hosted by CHESS)

Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 8:30AM-5:00PM - Luce Hall

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 12pm - HGS 211
John McNeill, Georgetown University
"Three Approaches to the Anthropocene: The Industrial Revolution, the Cold War, and the Geopolitical History of Fossil Fuels"

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 4:30pm - Fulton Room, SHM, L215, 333 Cedar Street
Harriet Ritvo, MIT
"A Whiff of Danger: Hybridity, Breed, and Wildness"

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 12pm - HGS 211
Joyce Chaplin, Harvard University
""Poor Richard's Climate: Body, Comfort, and Conservation in the Little Ice Age""

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 12pm - Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall (co-sponsored by FES & RITM)
Julie Sze, University of California, Davis

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:30pm - HGS 204
Reinaldo Funes-Monzote, Yale University

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 4:30pm - Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall)
Timothy Snyder, Yale University
"Black Earth: The Holocaust as Environmental History"

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 - 12pm - HGS 211
Karl Jacoby, Columbia University
"An Empire of Dust: A Life Between the Color Line and the Borderline"

Friday, March 3, 2017 - 12:00pm-1:30pm - Room 202, Henry R. Luce Hall
Ling Zhang, Boston College

Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 12pm - HGS 105
Tim Lorek, Yale University

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 12pm - HGS 211
Tiya Miles, University of Michigan
"“Slave man or woman, Negro or Pawnee”: Red and Black Bondage in Early Detroit"

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12pm - Burke Auditorium, Kroon Hall (FES Research Seminar)
Paul Sabin, Yale University


Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 11:30-1:00 (light lunch served) - HGS 204
Keri Lambert, Caroline Lieffers, Ashanti Shih
"Environmental History Prospectus Workshop"

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 4pm - KGL 123
Edward R. Cook, Tree-Ring Laboratory, Columbia-Lamont Earth Observatory

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 4:00 PM - ISPS, 77 PROSPECT ST, RM A0002
Harriet Ritvo, MIT

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11am - Luce Hall Room 203 (Agrarian Studies Colloquium)
Fabian Drixler
"Food, Community, and the Geography of Death in Japan’s Volcanic Winters, 1640-1840"

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 4pm - HGS 105
Mark Carey, Associate Professor of History, University of Oregon

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 5:30-7:00PM - Luce Hall Common Room (2nd Floor)

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 12:00pm - HGS 204
Sayd Randle, Yale University
"Getting the Rain Underground: A Brief History of the Los Angeles County Stormwater Spreading Grounds"

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 12:00 PM - 203 Luce Hall (Southeast Asia Studies Seminar)
Mitchitake Aso, SUNY-Albany

Monday, April 4, 2016 - 12:00pm - HGS 204
Ashanti Shih, Yale University
"Visualizing Ecology: Mercury and Minamata Bay, 1956-1975"

Monday, March 28, 2016 - 4:00pm - HGS 211 (HSHM Colloquium)
Nathan Ensmenger, Indiana University
"Dirty Bits: An Environmental History of Computing"

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 3:30pm - HGS 204
Ariel Ron, Yale University
"The Republican Developmental Synthesis: Scientific Agriculture and Economic Ideology in the Antebellum North"

Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 4:00-5:30PM - Bowers Auditorium
Francesco Femia and Caitlin Werrell, Center for Climate and Security

Monday, February 22, 2016 - 12:00pm - HGS 204
Reinaldo Funes, Yale University and University of Havana
"From Plantations to Tourism: An Environmental History of Cuba and the Great Caribbean"

Monday, February 8, 2016 - 12:00pm - HGS 204
Elihu Rubin, Yale University
"Ghost Town: A Resource History of American Urbanism"


Thursday, December 3, 2015 - 5:00PM - HGS 204
Fabian Drixler, Yale University
"Japan in the Volcanic Winters of the Early Modern World"

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 5:15PM - SML Lecture Hall
Timothy Snyder, Housum Professor of History, Yale University

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 - 12:00pm - KGL 102 (YCEI Lecture Series)
Joseph Manning, Simpson Professor of Classics and History, Yale University
"Volcanic forcing triggers revolts and suppresses interstate conflict in Hellenistic Egypt"

Monday, November 16, 2015 - 4:00pm - KGL 123 (YCEI Lecture Series)
Francis Ludlow, YCEI Postdoctoral Fellow
"Understanding drivers of violence and conflict in Medieval Ireland"

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 - 12:00pm - HGS 204
Abigail Agresta, Yale University
""Corrupt Air and Contagious Bodies: Plague in Medieval Valencia""

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 4:00 PM - HGS 217A (with the Lamar Center)
Bob Morrissey, University of Illinois-Urbana

Friday, October 16, 2015 - Conference hosted by Yale Program in Agrarian Studies, Oct 16-18

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"


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."


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"


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"


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"


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"


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