Pastoral scene


Colloquium 2012-2013

“Hinterlands, Frontiers, Cities, and States: Transactions and Identities”

Fall 2012

September 6Adriana Premat, Anthropology, University of Western Ontario
“Havana’s Urban Agriculture: Survival Strategies and Worldly Engagements in Alternative Development”

September 14
Priya Lal, History, Quinnipiac University
“Regionalism, Refugees, and Resettlement: The Production of National Space in 1960s Tanzania.”

September 21Elizabeth M. Collingham, Author of Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors
“The Taste of War: World War II and the Battle for Food”

September 28Gene Dattel, Author of Cotton and Race in the Making of America: The Human Costs of Economic Power
“Cotton and Race in the Making of America: Global Economic Power, Human Costs and Current Relevance”

October 5
Peter Hatch, Formerly Director of Gardens and Grounds, Monticello
“Thomas Jefferson’s Revolutionary Garden”

October 12Timothy Mitchell, Middle East Studies, Columbia University
“Carbon Democracy: Political Power in the Age of Oil”

October 19Oliver Rackham, Life Fellow, Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge
“Trees, Woodlands, and Archaeology”

November 2Hugh Joseph, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University
“Immigrants and Incubators – Perspectives on New Entry and the Land-Based New Farmer Training Model”

November 9Jonathan Wyrtzen, Sociology, Yale
“Towards a Sociology of Insurgency: Anti- versus Counter-State Building Jihad in Colonial Morocco’s Atlas and Rif Mountains”

November 30Joachim Radkau, History, Bielefeld University, Germany
“In Search of the Origins of Sustainable Forestry: A Thirty Years’ Controversy in Retrospect”

Spring 2013

January 18Karl R Appuhn, History, New York University
“When Rinderpest Was Just Cattle Plague: Agrarian Reform and Public Health Environments in Eighteenth-Century Italy”

January 25Sangeeta Dasgupta, History, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
“Reading Adivasi Histories: Tana Bhagats in Colonial and Post-Colonial Times”

February 1Janet Roitman, Anthropology and International Affairs, The New School
“Africa, Otherwise”

February 8
Daniel Immerwahr, Committee on Global Thought, Columbia University
“The Village Ideal: The United States, Community Development, and the World”

February 15
Gabriel Rosenberg, Program in Women’s Studies, Duke University
“‘How is Race Suicide to Be Prevented When the Cholera Gets Among the Hogs?’: Animal Bodies and Racial Knowledge in Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century America”

February 22Sanjay Reddy, Economics, The New School
“The Poverty of Poverty Statistics”

March 1Janam Mukherjee, Anthropology and History, University of Michigan
“Exit Empire: War and Denial in Colonial Bengal”

April 5
Rachel Schurman, Sociology, University of Minnesota
“Managing the Next Green Revolution for Africa”

April 12Matthew Bender, History, The College of New Jersey
“Water Brings No Harm: Knowledge, Power, and the Struggle for the Waters of Kilimanjaro”

April 19
Rheana Parreñas, Anthropology, Harvard University
“Arrested Autonomy: A Zoo-Ethnography of Indefinitely Deferred Independence in Sarawak, Malaysia”