2012 - 2013
Grégory Quenet, Institut Universtaire de France / Université de Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, "The Palace of Versailles: An Environmental Lieu de Mémoire [Place of Memory]"
Launching the New Semester: Introductions and Brainstorms
Dayton Duncan, "Making The National Parks: America's Best Idea and The Dust Bowl"
Bill Cronon, facilitator, "Assessing the Historical Significance of the 2012 Election" (a roundtable conversation)
Paul Robbins, "No Going Back: How the Nelson Institute Can Help Convene a Transition to the Environment of the Future"
Monica White, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology, "From Potato Patches to Freedom Farmers: Detroit's Agricultural History"
Judd Kinzley, Department of History, "From Agricultural Wasteland to Mineral Rich Wonderland: Resources and the Transformation of China's Northwestern Periphery"
Jim Downs, Connecticut College, "Slavery, Colonialism and the Environment: The International Cholera Epidemics in the 19th Century"
Graduate Student Presentations in preparation for the annual American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) Conference
Fred Denny, University of Colorado
Lynn Keller and Steel Wagstaff, Department of English, "'No Ideas but in Things': Poetry and Cultural Objects"