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Elaine LaFay: High School Teachers Institute

Friday, October 28, 2022, 09:00am - 02:30pm


The Rutgers Center for Historical Analysis


Science and Nature in American History

Friday, October 28, 2022

9a - 2:30p, AB 6051

Elaine LaFay, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University

This seminar will explore select episodes in the history of science and environment in the United States, with an eye toward using these episodes to think historically about climate change today. We will explore a range of themes including different cultural understandings of climate over time, the vexed relationship between humans and the natural world, and the ways in which scientific knowledge has been both a tool of oppression and resistance in the American empire.