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Yale Environmental History promotes research and teaching at Yale on the complex historical relationship between people and the environment.   Yale’s offerings benefit from a distinctive global scope, with historians specializing in aspects of African, Asian, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern, and United States environmental history. 

Yale's environmental history faculty and curriculum are enhanced by strong programs in History of Science and Medicine and the American West, as well as related programs across the campus in Agrarian Studies, Anthropology, Art and Architecture, Environmental Studies, Environmental Sciences, International Studies, and Religious Studies.  Students and faculty share works-in-progress at a regular brownbag colloquium

Yale also hosts frequent environmental history events, including our April 12, 2014 conference, "NEW PERSPECTIVES IN ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY."  Past conferences include, "Resources: Endowment or Curse, Better or Worse?" in February 2012 and "Two Kingdoms: New Perspectives on Flora and Fauna in Environmental History" in April 2012.

 

 

 

 

  •       SPRING 2014 COLLOQUIUM SERIES
  • Monday, March 31, 2014
  • 12PM-1:15PM, HGS 204
  • "A Millennium of Extreme Weather and Human Vulnerability from Irish Medieval Chronicles"
  • FRANCIS LUDLOW
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Yale Climate and Energy Institute
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  • Monday, April 21, 2014
  • 12PM-1:15PM, HGS 204
  • "Of Footballers and Traveling Guitarists: Rural Recreation and Mapuche Cultural Revival Under Plan Perquenco"
  • SCOTT CRAGO
  • Doctoral Student, University of New Mexico
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  • RECENT EVENTS
  • January 27, 2014
  • "Sleeping Sickness Epidemics and Colonial Responses in Africa, 1900-1940"
  • DANIEL HEADRICK
  • Roosevelt University
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  • "Shifting Virtue towards a Sustainable Qing"
  • DAVID BELLO
  • Associate Professor, Washington & Lee University
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  • March 4, 2014
  • “Let’s Meet at Boneyard Creek: The Intersection of Personal Computing and the Environmental Movement in the Early 1970s”
  • JOY RANKIN
  • Doctoral Student, Yale Department of History, Program in History of Science and Medicine