2012 - 2013

SEPTEMBER 19
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]"

OCTOBER 3
Launching the New Semester: Introductions and Brainstorms

OCTOBER 17
Dayton Duncan, "Making The National Parks: America's Best Idea and The Dust Bowl"

NOVEMBER 14
Bill Cronon, facilitator, "Assessing the Historical Significance of the 2012 Election" (a roundtable conversation)

NOVEMBER 28
Paul Robbins, "No Going Back: How the Nelson Institute Can Help Convene a Transition to the Environment of the Future"

JANUARY 30
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"

FEBRUARY 13
Judd Kinzley, Department of History, "From Agricultural Wasteland to Mineral Rich Wonderland: Resources and the Transformation of China's Northwestern Periphery"

FEBRUARY 27
Jim Downs, Connecticut College, "Slavery, Colonialism and the Environment: The International Cholera Epidemics in the 19th Century"

MARCH 13
Graduate Student Presentations in preparation for the annual American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) Conference

APRIL 10
Fred Denny, University of Colorado

APRIL 24
Lynn Keller and Steel Wagstaff, Department of English, "'No Ideas but in Things': Poetry and Cultural Objects"