Program in Agrarian Studies

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

Agrarian Studies Colloquium Series Schedule

Meetings are Fridays, 11am - 1pm
ISPS, seminar room, 77 Prospect Street
(see map and directions)
——> PDF copy of each paper is available one week in advance of session by clicking on name of presenter [PDFs open in new window]

About the Colloquium Series



FALL 2013–2014

(also available: a PDF of the printed Fall 2013 Colloquium Poster)

September 6

Jennifer Pournelle
Environmental and Sustainability Program, University of South Carolina
“Lessons from Iraq: Marshes and Urban Resilience”
Supplement to Paper

September 13

Brewster Kneen
Author and Publisher, “The Ram’s Horn”
“Disconnecting the Dots: Boundaries and Rights”

September 20

Allen Isaacman
History, University of Minnesota
“Building Cahora Bassa Dam: Extending South Africa’s Tentacles of Empire, 1965-2013”

September 27

Andrea Wulf
Author of “The Brother Gardeners” and “Chasing Venus”
“The Founding Gardeners: The Revolutionary Generation, Nature and the Shaping of the American Nation”

October 4

Graeme Auld
Public Policy, Carleton University
“Opportunity Structures for and from Private Governance”

October 11

Edmund Russell
History, University of Kansas
“Coevolutionary History”

October 18

Christopher Krupa
Anthropology, University of Toronto
“Speculative Futures: Finance Capital and Labor-in Potentia in Ecuador’s Cut-Flower Sector”

November 1

Helen Curry
History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge
“Atoms in Agriculture”

November 8

Jessica Cattelino
Anthropology, University of California, Los Angeles
“Unsettling Nature: Invasive Species in the Everglades”

November 15

Julie Hughes
History, Vassar College
“Preserved Tiger, Protected Pangolin, and Disposable Dhole: The Animal Aspects of Wilderness in Princely India”

December 6

Alice Kelly
Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley
“The Crumbing Fortress: A Trajectory of Territory, Access, and Subjectivity Production in Waza National Park”

SPRING 2013–2014

(also available: a PDF of the printed Spring 2014 Colloquium Poster)

January 17

Jenny Leigh Smith
History, Technology, and Society, Georgia Institute of Technology
“Agricultural Involution in the Postwar Soviet Union"

January 24

Jeffrey M. Pilcher
History, University of Minnesota
“Imperial Hops: How Beer Traveled the World”

January 31

Andrew Mathews
Anthropology, University of California Santa Cruz
“Plant Politics: Forests and Climate Change in Italy and Mexico”

February 7

Teresa Kurtak
Farmer and Co-Owner, Fifth Crow Farm
“Whose Voice Counts? Reflections of an American Farmer on Food and Agriculture in California and West Africa”

February 14

Tristram Stuart
Author, Activist, and “Freegan”
“Why Understanding Food and Caring about It is Caring for Land”

February 21

Robert Baum
Religion, Dartmouth College
“Prophetic Critiques of Colonial Agriculture Schemes: The Case of Alinesitoué Diatta in Vichy Senegal”

February 28

Daniel Botsman
History, Yale University
“From ‘Sacred Cow’ to Kobe Beef: Japan’s Bovine Revolution”

March 28

Thomas Fleischman
Agrarian Studies Fellow
“'A Plague of Wild Boars': Heinz Meynhardt, Kulturlandschaft, and Nature in East Germany"

April 4

Abigail Neely
Agrarian Studies Fellow
Hlonipa and Health: Livelihoods, Taboos, and Nutrition in mid-Twentieth Century Pholela, South Africa”

April 11

Tenzin Jinba
Agrarian Studies Fellow
"When the Chinese and Tibetan Civilizing Projects Converge: Politics, Identity, and Social Change on the Sino-Tibetan Border”

April 18

Michael Hathaway
Sociology and Anthropology, Simon Fraser University
“Emerging Matsutake Worlds”