Georgia Workshop in History, Agriculture, Environment

March 25, 2011

    Sterling Evans, Louise Welsh Chair of Oklahoma, Southern Plains, and Borderlands History, University of Oklahoma
    "Damming Sonora: An Environmental and Transnational History of Water, Agriculture, and Society in Northwest Mexico"
April 22, 2010
    Drew Swanson, Ph.D. candidate, UGA
    "Let There be Bright: The Emergence of Yellow Tobacco Cultivation"
March 20, 2009
    Clifford Kuhn, Georgia State University
    "'Restoring the Land, Restoring the People': Arthur Raper and the Unified Farm Program in Greene County, Georgia, 1940-1942"
January 30, 2009
    Richard Mizelle, Florida State University
    "Where 16 Railroads Meet the Sea: The 1927 Flood and Border Migration to Texas"
December 5, 2008
    Jennifer Leigh Smith, Georgia Tech
    "The Soviet Cold War Fur Trade and its Environmental Consequences"
November 14, 2008
    Jim Giesen and Mark Hersey, Mississippi State University
    Mark Hersey, "What Dreams Might Die: The Collapse of George Washington Carver's Campaign on Behalf of Impoverished Sharecroppers"
    Jim Giesen, "Boll Weevil Blues: Myth-Making in Alabama"
October 3, 2008
    Kendra Smith-Howard, University at Albany (SUNY)
    "Reassessing the Risks of Nature: Milk, 1950-1970"
April 18, 2008
    Kip Curtis, Eckerd College
    "Nature in the Margins: Biography, Geography, and History in Walden Woods"
February 29, 2008
    Brian Drake, University of Georgia
    "Natural Rights, Or, Finding Environmentalism in the Strangest Places"
February 1, 2008
    Monica Gisolfi, University of North Carolina - Wilmington
    "From Public Nuisance to Health Threat: the Environmental Consequences of Large-Scale Agricultural Production."
November 30, 2007

    Emily Brock, Georgia State University
    Dr. Brock presented "'Timber is a Crop!': Industrial Reforestation and the Environmental History of the Second Growth Forest," chapter 4 from her book manuscript in progress, Permanent Forest: Science, Industry and Wilderness in the Pacific Northwest.
October 12-14, 2007

    WHEATS 2007
    The Georgia Workshop in History of Agriculture and Environment hosted the fourth annual international Workshop in History, Environment, Agriculture, Technology, and Science. This event brought together a select group of graduate students and faculty to discuss work-in-progress. For more information, visit The fifth annual WHEATS will be held in Manhattan, Kansas, at Kansas State University.
September 14, 2007
    Mark Finlay, Armstrong Atlantic State University
    "Resistance to Domestic Rubber Crops and the Emergency Rubber Project, 1942-1945," chapter 7 from book manuscript, "American Rubber for War and Peace: Thomas Edison and the Struggle for a Domestic Rubber Crop"
April 19, 2007
    Albert Way, UGA Ph.d. Candidate
    "Of Predators and Prey: Stalking Wildlife Management," Chapter 4 from dissertation in progress, Burned To Be Wild: Science, Society, and Conservation in the Southern Longleaf Pine."
March 5, 2007
    Claire Strom, North Dakota State University
    Editor of Agricultural History
    "The Yeomen," chapter 2 from a book manuscript in progress, "Making Cat Fish Bait out of Government Boys: Cattle Tick Eradication in the American South, 1900-1940"
February 20, 2007
    Brian Donahue, Brandeis University
    Lecture, Environmental Ethics Certificate Program,
    "Wildlands and Woodlands: Environmental History and the Conservation of the Eastern Forest"
    Student Learning Center (SLC) 250, 5:00pm
February 19, 2007
    Brian Donahue, Brandeis University
    Author of The Great Meadow: Farmers and the Land in Colonial Concord
    WHAE seminar, "The New View from Sanderson's Farm," 4:00-5:30pm, LeConte 320]
December 1, 2006 November 14, 2006
    Duncan Maysilles, UGA PhD candidate
    "Keeping a Blocked Docket": Smoke and the Tennessee Courts, 1890-1905"
October 13, 2006
    Sara Gregg, Iowa State University
    "A Harvest of Scarcity: The Subsistence Economy in the Blue Ridge Mountains"
October 3, 2006
    Michelle McLachlan, University of Georgia MA student
    "Cultivating Americans: Landscape, Gardening, and Assimilation at Manzanar Relocation Center"
September 12, 2006
    Kathryn Newfont, Mars Hill College
    "Cut the Clearcutting! Big-Timber Enclosure and Commons Environmentalism"
April 14, 2006
    Mark Fiege, Colorado State University
    "The Road to Brown v. Board, Or, The Natural History of the Color Line"
For more information, contact: Shane Hamilton (shamilto at uga dot edu)

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