The core of the Agrarian Studies Program’s activities is a weekly colloquium organized around an annual theme. Invited specialists send papers in advance that are the focus of an organized discussion by the faculty and graduate students associated with the colloquium.
This topic embraces, inter alia, the study of mutual perceptions between countryside and city, and patterns of cultural and material exchange, extraction, migration, credit, legal systems, and political order that link them.
It also includes an understanding of how different societies conceive of the spatial order they exhibit. What terms aremeaningful and how are they related?: e.g., frontier, wilderness, arable, countryside, city, town, agriculture, commerce, “hills,” lowlands, maritime districts, inland. How have these meanings changed historically and what symbolic and material weight do they bear?
Meetings are Fridays, 11am -1pm Eastern Time.
Meetings will be held in a hybrid format, both on Zoom and in-person at 230 Prospect Street, Room 101.
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POSTPONED– New Date TBA
UC Berkeley, Oral History Center
A Special Screening of “In A Field All His Own: The Life and Career of James C. Scott”
Temple University, Law
Soil Forensics: Property and the Buried Truth in Medellín
Rice University, History
Learning from Tacky’s Revolt: Coromantees, Creoles and Igbos in the Hanover Parish, Jamaica Conspiracy of 1776
Franklin & Marshall College, Anthropology
Exploring the Mathematics of Bovine Ribs in Karimojong Ritual
Texas State University, History
Toward a Cooperative Commonwealth: Agrarian Radicalism in US Political Culture, 1870s-1920s.
Plymouth State University, English
Agrotopias: Agrarianism, Eugenics, and Sustainability
Hampshire College, Anthropology & Latin American Studies
Black Visions of Peace in Colombia: Against the Genocidal Spectrum
Brandeis University, Environmental Studies
Go Farm, Young People
Providence College, Political Science
Extraction: The Frontiers of Green Capitalism
Independent Food Writer/BBC Journalist
Seedbanks: Necessary but not Sufficient. We Need to Save Entire Food Landscapes
Yale University, History
Crossing the Straits: Fukuoka and Pusan in the Making and Unmaking of Japanese Empire
Yale University, Ethnicity, Race & Migration
What Returns, What Remains
Yale School of Architecture
Drawing Like a Tubewell: When Water Percolates and Oozes Through Soil
Yale University, Anthropology
Corporations and the Countryside: Natural Resources and Rural Politics at the Margins of Modern India
Agrarian Studies Associate Research Scholar
Agrarian Studies Program Fellow
Watering Day and Night: How Bracero Workers came to Irrigate the Texas Panhandle
UC Berkeley, Anthropology
The Suspicious Suicide: Masculinity, Pesticide, and the Political Economy of Hybrid Cotton in Central India
Indiana University, Anthropology
Vigilant Fields: Self-Surveillance in the Vanilla Boom
Sarah E. Vaughn
UC Berkeley, Anthropology
Thought Experiments with Technology: Climate Adaptation and Critical Humanism of/for the Global South
University of Alaska Fairbanks, History
The Petro-Welfare State: Alaska’s Experiment in Fiscal and Ecological Sustainability
UC Santa Cruz, Environmental Studies
The Incumbent Advantage: Corporate Power in Agri-food Tech
Graduate Student Colloquium