Ecocapitalism, energy transitions, militarized landscapes, sustainability in Ethiopia, and much more during the 2016 summer semester at the Rachel Carson Center.

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20 April 2017 (All-Day Colloquium):

Jennifer Carlson on “Unruly Energies: Thinking Citizenship beyond Eco-capital in Germany’s Energy Transition”

Hayal Desta Yimer on “Land and Water Uses in Ethiopia: Challenges for Sustainability”

Philippe Forêt on “How the ‘Gentlemen of Science’ Obscured the Truth about Global Warming”

27 April 2017:

James Webb on “The Guts of the Matter: Enteric Disease and Human History”

4 May 2017:

Paula Ungar on “What’s in a Line? Science and Politics in the Conservation of Colombian Páramos”

11 May 2017:

Laurence Delina on “Energy Transitions from Below: Self-Sufficiency in Rural Thailand”

18 May 2017:

Ulrich Brand on “Great Transformation as a New Critical Orthodoxy?”

24 May 2017 (All-Day Colloquium):

David Biggs on “Footprints: The Militarized Landscape in Central Vietnam”

Sara Gregg on “Bee’s-Eye View: Recapturing the Sensory Dynamism of Montana’s High Plain”

01 June 2017:

Azeez Olaniyan on “Forest Reserves as Security Threats in Nigeria”

08 June 2017:

Teresa Sabol Spezio on “How Clean is Clean? Risk Assessment, Environmental Justice, and Environmental Contamination”

22 June 2017:

Anna Storm on “Scarred Ground: Industrial Temporalities”

29 June 2017:

Irus Braverman on “Coral Whisperers: Scientists on the Brink”

06 July 2017:

Sofia Teives Henriques on “Energy Transitions in the City: Lisbon 1856–2006”

13 July 2017:

Ryan Tucker Jones on “Soviet Whalers and the Problem of Evil in Environmental History”

20 July 2017:

Adrián Gustavo Zarrilli on “Green Gold? The Expansion of the Soybean Frontier in Argentina”

27 July 2017:

James Beattie on “Chinese Merchant Networks, Migration, and Environmental Transformation in the Southern Pacific, 1790s–1920s”


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