Global Environmental History

History 103U.004

Fall 2013
Section: 
.004
Instructor: 
Location: 
2303 DWINELLE
Day & Time: 
W 4-6P
Units: 
4

This is a reading seminar designed to introduce students to current problems and methods in environmental history. For quite some time, environmental history meant primarily the study of environmentalism and conservation in the United States. More recent work has expanded the field to include questions about colonialism, built landscape, and other topics that seem quite distant to matters of parks and game preserves. And although the bulk of the historiography remains concentrated in North America, we will also select some of the best new (and old) works from Europe and Asia to provide some comparative context and to sample the increasingly “global”  aims of new projects.