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This series of six lectures in 2014-2015 is designed to do something important but rare: bring historians into debates about energy and climate change. Focusing largely on the U.S. and U.S. corporations abroad, from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, Carbon Nations asserts a crucial premise: the carbon-based economy is a historical creation, a product of human culture and...Read more

Professor Tara Nummedal has just published "The Alchemist in His Laboratory" in the catalog for Goldenes Wissen: Die Alchemie – Substanzen, Syntheses, Symbolik, an exhibition at the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel, Germany. This international research center houses a renowned collection...Read more

Gabriel Rosenberg, presently Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Program in Women's Studies at Duke University, has written a compelling essay for Notches, a scholarly blog devoted to the history of sexuality. Exploring the technologies of pig breeding in the...Read more

Oriana Shulevitz-Rosado, a junior History concentrator from Humacao, Puerto Rico, held a prestigious Karen T Romer Undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistantship (UTRA) from the Dean of the College Office this summer to collaborate with Professor Nancy Jacobs in developing a new undergraduate seminar HIST 1970G: "The Recent History of Life on Earth: The Anthropocene." As Shulevitz-Rosado...Read more