Working Groups

Earth and Environmental Sciences

The Earth and Environmental Sciences Working Group explores the interactions between humans and their environments from a variety of different disciplinary perspectives in the humanities and social sciences. Meetings are held monthly to discuss a colleague’s work in progress or to discuss readings that are of particular interest to participants. Meetings are usually held at the Consortium offices in Philadelphia from 6:30 to 8:00 on first Wednesdays. Scholars located anywhere can also participate online.

  • Frederick Davis

    Frederick Rowe Davis is professor and the R. Mark Lubbers Chair in the History of Science in the Department of History at Purdue University. His research interests lie at the intersection of the history of earth and environmental sciences, environmental health, and environmental history. Davis recently published Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology (Yale University Press). He formerly taught at Florida State University. He is spending 2016-17 at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as a Fulbright Scholar.

     

  • Jeremy Vetter

    Jeremy Vetter is Associate Professor of History at the University of Arizona. His research is at the intersection of environmental history and the history of science and technology in the American West.

     

Upcoming Meetings

There are no currently scheduled upcoming events.

Past Meetings

  • February 16, 2011

    Unruly Technology and Fractured Oversight by Jody Roberts, Chemical Heritage Foundation

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