Public Lecture: Making a Multidisciplinary Environmental History of the Baltic Sea

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It is one of the most polluted and one of the most protected bodies of water in Europe. This is the irony of the Baltic Sea in the twentieth century and the subject of a multidisciplinary environmental history research project led by Professor Simo Laakkonnen.

Last week, Professor Laakkonen spoke about this fascinating project at York University. His lecture outlined the project and made a compelling case for a broad multidisciplinary approach to the study of the history of large bioregions that span numerous national boundaries. For more information on Professor Laakkonen and his research, please visit his profile page here.

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Sean Kheraj

Associate Professor and Vice-Provost Academic at Toronto Metropolitan University
Sean Kheraj is a member of the executive committee of the Network in Canadian History and Environment. He's an associate professor in the Department of History and Vice-Provost Academic at Toronto Metropolitan University. His research and teaching focuses on environmental and Canadian history. He is also the host and producer of Nature's Past, NiCHE's audio podcast series and he blogs at

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