March 9, 6:30 p.m.
Portland State University, Smith Memorial Student Union
A discussion of new issues and directions in environmental history with major national scholars in the field. Participants will include:
William Cronon (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Author of Changes in the Land; Nature’s Metropolis; Uncommon Ground
Cronon studies American environmental history and the history of the American West. His research seeks to understand the history of human interactions with the natural world: how we depend on the ecosystems around us to sustain our material lives, how we modify the landscapes in which we live and work, and how our ideas of nature shape our relationships with the world around us.
Nancy Langston (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Author of Forest Dreams, Forest Nightmares; Where Land and Water Meet; Toxic Bodies
James Feldman (University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh), Author of Storied Wilderness
Moderated by Professor William Lang, Department of History at Portland State University and editor of the Oregon Encyclopedia Project.