19th Century

Jody Benjamin

Jody Benjamin

WIGH Graduate Research Fellow, 2013
Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside

Jody Benjamin is Assistant Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside. He received his PhD from Harvard University in the...

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Amitava Chowdhury

Amitava Chowdhury

2013-2014 WIGH Fellow
Associate Professor of History, Queen's University, Canada

Amitava Chowdhury is an historian and historical archaeologist of agrarian labour regimes and colonial plantations in the British Caribbean and the Indian...

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Amit Mishra

Amit Mishra

WIGH Fellow 2014-2015
Assistant Professor, UGC Centre for Study of Indian Diaspora, School of Social Sciences at the University of Hyderabad, India

Research Interests: Transnational flows of Indian labour during the Age of Empire; and cultural continuum in Indian diaspora.

Eric Vanhaute

Eric Vanhaute

WIGH Fellow 2014-2015
Professor of Economic and Social History and World History, Ghent University, Belgium

Research Interests: Economic and World history with a focus on land, labor, and rural transformations.

Cyrus Veeser

Cyrus Veeser

Professor of History, Bentley University

Cyrus Veeser is Associate Professor of History at Bentley University. His research interests include modernization in colonies and LDCs, 1870-1930; U....

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Jim  Downs

Jim Downs

WIGH Associate 2015-2016
Associate Professor of History, Connecticut College

Jim Downs is the author of Sick from Freedom: African American Illness and Suffering during the Civil War and Reconstruction. He is...

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Westenley Alcenat

Westenley Alcenat

WIGH Associate 2015-2016
PhD Candidate in History, Columbia University

Westenley (Wes) Alcenat is a PhD candidate in history at Columbia University in New York City. His research interest is in comparative U.S and Caribbean...

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Liliana Obregón

Liliana Obregón

WIGH Visiting Fellow, Spring 2017
Santo Domingo Visiting Scholar, David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies, Harvard University, Fall 2016
Associate Professor in International Law, University of Los Andes Law School, Colombia

Liliana Obregón is professor of law at the University of Los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. She has a degree in law from the same university, an MA from...

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Tâmis Parron

Tâmis Parron

Assistant Professor of History, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil
2016-2017 Volkswagen Global Fellow, WIGH

Tamis Parron is the WIGH Volkswagen Global Fellow.  He received his PhD from the University of Sao Paulo in 2015, where his...

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Casey Primel

Casey Primel

2016-2017 Volkswagen Postdoctoral Fellow

Casey Primel received his PhD from Columbia in  Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies. His dissertation "Empire of Paper: Credit...

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Holger Droessler

Holger Droessler

WIGH Associate
Visiting Assistant Professor of History, Bard College
Ph.D., Harvard (2015)

Research Interests: 19th-century U.S. history, colonialism, global labor history, Pacific history


Global Environmental History (HIST 1975)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2012

Prof. Franz Josef Brueggemeier, Location: Robinson Hall 105, Meeting Time: Th., 4-6

The course will explore how different human societies have comprehended, used, adapted to and valued their natural environments and how these environments have shaped human behavior and the way their societies developed. The course will range from pre-historic times until the current debate about global warming. In doing so the course will also provide an introduction into the field of environmental history, its theories and methodologies and some of its most important works.

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