A talk by Professor Sarah S. Elkind
Fishing and the Global History of Conservation: Preliminary Comparisons of Past and Present
Tuesday 10 December 2019
Tea and coffee from 10:00, Seminar at 10:30
Colin Matthew seminar room, History Faculty
In her talk for the OEHN, Sarah S. Elkind will present a segment of her new project which aims to investigate the global history of resource conservation, its environmental justice consequences, and their implications for managing global climate change.
Sarah S. Elkind is a Professor of History teaching environmental, technology, political and urban history at San Diego State University. Between 2010-2011 she was a Fulbright Distinguished Chair in American Studies at the University of Southern Denmark. Her publications have investigated environmental policy-making in U.S. cities. In How Local Politics Shape Federal Policy (2011), she used case studies from Los Angeles’s energy, flood control, air pollution and water resources history to explore business influence in twentieth century American politics. Her first book Bay Cities and Water Politics (1998) examined regional public works and political reform in the late-nineteenth and early twentieth century cities. As a public historian, she has curated exhibits on twentieth century tourism economics, the nineteenth century Pacific ceramics trade, and the environmental history of the military in Southern California. She teaches courses on the history of water resources policy and development in the U.S. West; the history of current environmental crises, the environmental history of warfare, and the role of the media in shaping environmental politics.
JULIA ADENEY THOMAS
Associate Professor of History, University of Notre Dame
16.00-17.30, Thursday 11 October, 2018.
Lecture room, Faculty of History, University of Oxford.
41-47 George St, Oxford OX1 2BE
Followed by drinks. All welcome.
Japanese Studies and the Environmental Humanities
Postgraduate and Early Career Workshop
St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
27th and 28th October 2017
The Oxford Environmental History Network in conjunction with the Centre for Global History will be hosting a workshop - ‘Writing histories in the era of the Anthropocene’ - in late May 2018. This postgraduate workshop will be led by Professor John Brooke, author of Climate Change and the Course of Global History: A Rough Journey.
More details to come.