Bruno Carvalho

Bruno Carvalho

Professor of Romance Languages and Literatures
Affiliated Professor in African and African American Studies
Affiliated Professor in Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design

Bruno Carvalho works on cities as lived and imagined spaces. He studies...

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518 Boylston Hall
By appointment
Kaicheng Zhang

Kaicheng Zhang

Global Fellow 2019-2021, WIGH
PhD Candidate in History, East China Normal University, China

Kaicheng Zhang is a PhD student at East China Normal University. His research focuses on the environmental experience...

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Israel G. Solares

Israel G. Solares

Visiting Fellow, Fall 2019, WIGH
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, San Diego (starting January 2020)
Israel G. Solares received his PhD in 2018 from El Colegio de México. He has been a Visiting Researcher and Research Associate at the Kellogg Institute... Read more about Israel G. Solares
Vanessa Ogle

Vanessa Ogle

Visiting Fellow, Spring 2020, WIGH
Associate Professor of History, University of California Berkeley

Vanessa Ogle is a historian of Europe from the 18th century to the present. She is received her PhD from Harvard University and is currently Associate...

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Johannes Knierzinger

Johannes Knierzinger

Visiting Scholar, 2018-2019, WIGH
Fellow, Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, France
Murari Jha

Murari Jha

Fellow, Weatherhead Research Cluster on Global Transformations, Harvard University
Assistant Professor, School of Historical Studies, Nalanda University, India
Murari Jha is an economic and environmental historian of early modern India, and his broader research interests include the Mughal Empire, Ganga River Systems... Read more about Murari Jha

Victor Seow

Research Fellow, WIGH; WCFIA Graduate Student Associate
Samuel P. Huntington Doctoral Dissertation Fellow
PhD Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University.

Research Interests: Energy in empire and its aftermath, focusing on the rise of the Manchurian fossil fuel industry....

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1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge MA 02138
p: 617-496- 0545
Steven Serels

Steven Serels

WIGH Fellow 2013-2014
Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany

Research interests: Historical forces underpinning food insecurity among pastoralist communities residing along Africa's Red Sea...

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Neil Brenner

Neil Brenner

Professor of Urban Theory, Harvard Graduate School of Design
WCFIA Faculty Associate

Neil Brenner is Professor of Urban Theory at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD).  His writing and teaching focus on the theoretical,...

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Gund Hall
48 Quincy
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-495-2521
Emmanuel Akyeampong

Emmanuel Akyeampong

Professor of History and Professor of African and African American Studies
Oppenheimer Faculty Director of the Harvard University Center for African Studies
WCFIA Faculty Associate
Center for Government and International Studies-South Building
Room S433
1730 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-3684

Global Environmental History (HIST 1975)





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.