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Christof Mauch, “Green New World – Travels into America’s Nature and History”
February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
The Center for History and Environment Colloquium presents:
This book project, an environmental history for a German audience, focuses on a variety of sites in the United States over a longue durée period from deep geological time to the present. The diverse sites include a “green city” like Portland, Oregon, a “lost town” in the Mojabe desert, a 13 inhabitant village in Alaska, Disney World Orlando and others. Each site tells a story about a complex, often ambivalent, nature/culture/relationship, and about local as well broader, national and global, connections. Christof Mauch has visited all sites; and his research methodology includes oral interviews, photography and audiotaping.
Christof Mauch, currently Carl Schurz Memorial Professor at UW Madison, is a Past President of the European Society for Environmental History, Director of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Chair in American Cultural History and Transatlantic Relations at LMU Munich, and an Honorary Professor at Renmin University China.