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 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 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.
There are no currently scheduled upcoming events.
April 20, 2011
The Cosmopolitan Society and Its Enemies by Ulrich Beck Theory Culture Society 2002 19: 17 and Science for the Post-normal Age by Silvio 0. Funtowicz and Jerome R. Ravetz Futures, Volume 25, Issue 7, September 1993, Pages 739-755
March 16, 2011
Introduction to Hidden Waters: Groundwater Histories of Iran and the Mediterranean by Abigail Schade, Columbia University
February 16, 2011
Unruly Technology and Fractured Oversight by Jody Roberts, Chemical Heritage Foundation