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Claudia Leal and Megan Black: New Trends in Environmental History

Date and Time: 
Monday, May 10, 2021. 01:00 PM
Meeting Location: 
Zoom
Workshop: 
CORE: Critical Orientations to Race and Ethnicity
Meeting Description: 

Please join us for an exciting panel and conversation on New Trends in Environmental History on Monday, May 10 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm Pacific time! We’ll be hosting a conversation with Professors Claudia Leal and Megan Black on emerging trends in environmental history scholarship as well as selections from their recent scholarship. (Advance readings for the panel are optional and will be sent out after you RSVP.) This panel is the inaugural event of a collaboration between the Stanford Humanities Center CORE Workshop series and the Stanford Environmental History Reading Group.

RSVP to receive Zoom details, optional readings, and a chance to receive a paper copy of the visiting scholars’ books! >>


Claudia Leal is an associate professor in the Department of History at the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia. Her research has focused on both the formation and the present state of peasant societies in rainforest environments, and on the role of racial categorization in shaping Latin American societies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She explores these topics in her 2020 book Landscapes of Freedom: Building a Postemancipation Society in the Rainforests of Western Colombia.

Megan Black is a historian of U.S. environmental management and foreign relations in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She is the author of The Global Interior: Mineral Frontiers and American Power (2018), which analyzes the surprising role of the U.S. Department of the Interior in pursuing minerals around the world—in Indigenous lands, formal territories, foreign nations, the oceans, and outer space.

The CORE Workshop is sponsored by the Stanford Humanities Center, made possible by support from an anonymous donor, former Fellows, the Mellon Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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