Past Events

"Bioregion and Biodescription: Reading and Writing in Place"
Gillian Osborne (Harvard University Center for the Environment)
"Plants that Purify: The Natural and Supernatural History of Smudging"
Rosalyn LaPier (Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Montana)
"Beneath the Frontier: Fossils, Coal and Remaking the American West, 1800-1920"
Daniel Zizzamia (Ziff Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University Center for the Environment and Department of History)
"Science on a Mission: American Oceanography from the Cold War to Climate Change"
Naomi Oreskes (Professor of the History of Science and Affiliated Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Harvard University)
"Promiscuous Ponds"
Zachary Nowak (American Studies, Harvard University)
"Ecologies of Enclosure: Reconfiguring the Black Soldier Fly for Urban Waste Management in Guangzhou" 
Amy Zhang (Postdoctoral Fellow, Fairbank Center, Harvard University)
"Molecularizing Environmental Hazard: Toxicological Information and American Toxic Chemicals Policy"
Evan Hepler-Smith (HUCE Fellow, History of Science)
"'If it's fine': Meteorology, Weather, and Climate in Woolf's To The Lighthouse"
Anna Abramson (Mahindra Center Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University)
"System Maintenance and the Politics of Care: NASA and the Dream of Multi-Species Spaceflight"
Leah Aronowsky (Doctoral Candidate in the History of Science, Harvard University)
"What is Environmental Literary History?"
A Discussion with James Engell (Harvard, English & Comparative Literature), Stephanie LeMenager (University of Oregon, English & Environmental Studies, Radcliffe Fellow), Corey Byrnes (Northwestern University, East Asian Studies, Mahindra Center Fellow) and Joshua Bennett (Harvard Society of Fellows, English), moderated by Gillian Osborne (HUCE Fellow, English).
Sonja Duempelmann (Professor of Landscape Architecture, Harvard Graduate School of Design)
"Street Tree Stories: On the Politics of Nature in the City"
Brian Lander (Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Center for the Environment)
"The Political Ecology of China's First Empire"
Harriet Ritvo (Professor of History, MIT)
"Species Problems"
Linda Nash (Professor of History, University of Washington)
“The Materials of Imperialism: Engineering Arid Landscapes in Washington’s Columbia Basin and Afghanistan’s Helmand Valley”
Laura Martin (Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Center for the Environment)
"Bikini Atoll as 'the World in Miniature': Ecological Fieldwork and World War" 
Approaching the Anthropocene: Perspectives from the Humanities and the Sciences
Fredrik Jonsson (Professor of History, University of Chicago)
Pamela Templer (Professor of Biology, Boston University) 
Sophia Roosth (Professor in the History of Science, Harvard University)
Daniel Shrag (Professor of Geology, Harvard University)
Zoe Nyssa (Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Center for the Environment)
"Advocating for the Field, 1903-1983"
Zach Nowak (Doctoral Candidate in American Studies, Harvard University)
"Exotic, Non-Native, and Invasive Species As (A)Historical Categories"
Panel Discussion on the Intersection of Environmental History and Oceanic History
Sunil Amrith (Professor of History and South Asian Studies, Harvard University)
Joyce Chaplin (Professor of History, Harvard University)
Antony Adler (Science, Technology & Society Fellow, Harvard University)
Caterina Scaramelli (Doctoral Candidate in HASTS, MIT)
"Water Buffaloes, Feral Horses, and Waterbirds in the Making and Unmaking of Wetlands’ Livable Nature"
John Lee (Doctoral Candidate in HEAL, Harvard University)
"Forests and the State in Pre-Industrial Korea, 1392-1592"
Initial meeting
Discussion of book proposals by Harriet Ritvo (Professor of History, MIT), Brett Walker (Professor of History, Montana State University), Zach Nowak (Doctoral Candidate in American Studies, Harvard University), and Joyce Chaplin (Professor of History, Harvard University).