Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History

The Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Environmental History Lecture is an annual speaking event hosted by the Department of History at York University. It is generously supported by two of the History Department’s founding environmental history professors, H.V. Nelles and Richard Hoffmann and it honours the memory of the late Elinor Melville, our colleague and leading researcher in the field of Mexican environmental history.

The 2018 lecture will be given by Kate Brown, Professor of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.  Please see details below.

To view a list of past events click here.

 

Past Events

 

 

 

 

2017

Sara Pritchard
Associate Professor
Department of Science and Technology Studies, Cornell University

"From Blue to Black Marble: Visualizing Light Pollution in the Anthropocene"
-listen to the lecture-

2015

James Daschuk
Associate Professor, University of Regina

"Clearing the Plains and Clearing the Air: Environmental History and National Memory in 2015"
-view the video-

 

2014

Peter Perdue
Professor of History, Yale University

"Mountains, Caravans, Rivers, and Salons: China’s Multiple Tea Trades"
-listen to the lecture-

2013

John Soluri
Associate Professor of History
Carnegie Mellon University
"Sheep in Twentieth-Century Tierra de Fuego: A Four-Hundred-Year-Old-Plague or Something New Under the Sun?"

2012

James McCann
Professor of History, Boston University
"Africa's Malarial Landscapes: History, Complexity and Silver Bullets"
 

 2011

Christopher Morris
Professor of History, University of Texas at Arlington

"Land, Water, People, Fish: Life Along the Mississippi River"

 

 2010

Joy Parr
Canada Research Chair
Technology, Culture and Risk, Department of Geography
University of Western Ontario

"Our Bodies, Our Histories of Technology and the Environment"