2008 - 2009

SEPTEMBER 10
Gregg Mitman, Facilitator, "Launching the Year, Reintroducing Ourselves, and Brainstorming Topics and Activities for 2008-09"

SEPTEMBER 15
Special Monday Colloquium Session with Harrit Ritvo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Animals as Environment"

SEPTEMBER 24
Mrill Ingram, "The Worm, the Plant and the People -- Invasive Networks and Creative Restoration at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum"

OCTOBER 8
Stephen Thomforde, "Bringing the Canvasback Back: An Environmental History of the Last American Wilderness Icon"

OCTOBER 16
Special Thursday Colloquium with Ramachandra Guha, "The Career of Environmental History in South Asia: A Personal Account"

OCTOBER 22
Gregg Mitman, Megan Raby, Sara Hotchkiss, and Lynn Nyhart, "People, Plants, and Culture: Bringing Humanistic Inquiry to a Botanical Database"

NOVEMBER 5
Don Waller, "Vanishing Presents: How Can We Alert the Public to Creeping Cumulative Ecological Change?"

NOVEMBER 19
Niko Pfund, Vice President and Publisher for Academic Books, Oxford University Press, New York, "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Publishing But Were Afraid to Ask"

DECEMBER 3
Rob Nixon, UW-Madison English Dept, "Slow Violence and Environmental Time"

JANUARY 28
Nancy Langston, "Modern Meat: Synthetic Hormones, Livestock, and Gender Anxieties in Post-War America"

FEBRUARY 11
Jennifer Schmitz, "How the Historical Clearcut Shaped Modern Conservation Policies in Northern Wisconsin"

FEBRUARY 18
Rob Emmett, "Southern Gardens in Black and White: Elizabeth Lawrence, Regionalism, and Race"

MARCH 4
Paige West, Department of Anthropology, Barnard College, "The Fate of Crater Mountain: A Conservation-as-Development Tragedy"

MARCH 25
Conevery Bolton Valencius, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University, "Earthquakes and Emigrant Indians: Investigating the New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811-1812"

APRIL 1
12:00-1:30pm: Anne Whiston Spirn, The West Philadelphia Landscape Project: Reflections on Twenty Years of Engagement

APRIL 15
Lawrence Buell, "Environmental Apocalyptics: Their Past and Future," 7191 Helen C. White

APRIL 29
Anne Strainchamps, Wisconsin Public Radio, "Re-enchanting the Land: Putting Sense of Place on the Radio"