COLONIALISM AND CLIMATE HISTORY Workshop

COLONIALISM AND CLIMATE HISTORY

Workshop at the Mortara Center for International Studies jb_colonial_subj_e

Washington, DC, 6-7 June 2013

Sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Mortara Center for International Studies at Georgetown University, and the German Historical Institute in Washington DC.

Conference Co-organizers: John R. McNeill, Franz Mauelshagen, Eleonora Rohland, Jean-François Mouhot

Workshop Program

6 June 2013

2:00-2:30 pm

John R. McNeill (Georgetown University): Welcome Address

2:30-3:15 pm

Sara Miglietti (Centre for the Study of the Renaissance, Warwick, UK): Governing through the Environment: Climate Theory in the Early Colonial Age

 3:15-3:30 pm Coffee Break

3:30-4:15 pm

Anya Zilberstein (Concordia University): A Temperate Empire: Climate Change and Settler Colonialism in Early America

4:15-5:00 pm

Sam White (Oberlin College): Cold, Drought, and Disaster in the Spanish Conquest of New Mexico

5:00-5:45 pm

Georgina Endfield (University of Nottingham): “Lying under a Curse”? Climate, Health and the Politics of Acclimatization in Colonial East Africa

5:45-6:30 pm

Geoffrey Parker (Ohio State University): Colonies, Climate, and the General Crisis

 7 June 2013

 9:00-9:45 am

Sherry Johnson (Florida International University): Climate and Colonialism during the Spanish Enlightenment in the Eighteenth Century: Case Studies from the Greater Caribbean

 9:45-10:30 am

Eleonora Rohland (KWI, Essen): Hurricanes on the Gulf Coast: Environmental Knowledge and Science in Eighteenth-Century French Louisiana and the Caribbean

 10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

 11:00-11:45 pm

Alexander Jorge Berland (University of Nottingham): “No Colony is subject to greater vicissitudes of weather and more alarming Physical evils”: Climate and Crisis in Antigua, 1770-1890

 11:45-12:30 pm

Elizabeth Rushton (University of Nottingham): Pathological Swamps and Clean Coastal Air: An Emerging Medical Topography from 19th Century Belize

 12:30-2 pm Lunch Break

 2:00-2:45 pm

Lawrence Culver (Utah State University): King Climate: Debating Cotton and Climate in Antebellum America

2:45-3:30 pm

Eric Jennings (University of Toronto): How high is safe?  Altitude and Microclimate as Panaceas in French Colonial Indochina

3:30-4:00 pm Coffee Break

4:00-4:45 pm

Mike Osborne (Oregon State University): Hydroimperialism in France and Her Colonies

 4:45-5:30 pm

Mark Carey (University of Oregon): Cold War Climate Science since 1950

5:30-5:45 pm Coffee Break

5:45-6:30 pm

Franz Mauelshagen (KWI, Essen): The Climates of Colonialism: A Global Perspective

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