Tag: colonialism

The Global Invention of Lager Beer

The Taproom is a monthly series that explores the rich history of all things beer. It is curated by Pavla Šimková. By Jeffrey Pilcher “Around the World in 80 Beers.” It’s an arresting image of the globalization of beer. This map on the PureTravel website…

Radical Hope: Inspiring Sustainability Transformations through Our Past

Conference Report (Rachel Carson Center, Munich, Germany, 3–4 July 2017) By Erika Bsumek and John Barry Hope by Vaclav Havel Hope is a state of mind, not a state of the world Either we have hope within us or we don’t. Hope is not a…

Worldview: Anthropocene: A Non-Concept?

by Amélia Polónia A concept should serve to create a common understanding between scholars, a common language to facilitate communication among disciplines. Does this apply to the term “Anthropocene”? The “Anthropocene” is without doubt a widely used term, not only among academics—from geologists, Earth…

Videos: Carson Fellow Interviews

Several new Carson Fellow interviews are now online! See these and more on our YouTube page. Dr. Massimo Moraglio on “Mobility and Space”  Dr.ir. Maurits Ertsen on “Colonialism and Irrigation: The Gezira Plain, Sudan” Dr. John Agbonifo on “Nigeria: Green Movements and Environmental Governance” Prof….

Socio-Politico-Economic Problems in the Hilly Areas of Bangladesh: the Case of the Chittagong Hill Tracts

By Khaled Misbahuzzaman The Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHTs) make up the south-eastern region of Bangladesh. This region shares international boundaries with the Indian states of Tripura to the north and Mizoram to the east, and the Chin and Rakhain states of Myanmar to the…

Video: “Incoming Technology and African Innovation”

Clapperton Chakanetsa Mavhunga is an assistant professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He works on the history of science, technology, and society in Africa. He was a Carson Fellow from July until December 2011. This video is part of a series of…