2020 Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History: Eve Buckley

Drought agency construction reservoir, Brazil, 1912. Source: Imagem IOC (AC-E) .2-16 . .2, Acervo da Casa de Oswaldo Cruz, Depanamento de Arquivo e documentação.

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Next month on Monday, March 9, 2020 the Department of History at York University will hold the 2020 Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History. This annual lecture series explores a range of topics in environmental history from different global perspectives.

This year, the department is proud to host Professor Eve Buckley from University of Delaware. Professor Buckley will deliver a lecture titled, “Technocrats and the Politics of Drought and Development in Twentieth-Century Brazil” based on her book of the same title. Her work explores the history of development projects in Northeast Brazil’s hinterland drought zone, focusing on dam construction, the establishment of irrigated smallholder colonies, and public health surveys.

The lecture is open to the public and will be held in the Executive Dining Room at the Schulich School of Business at York University. The reception begins at 4pm and the lecture starts at 4:30pm.

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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 http://seankheraj.com.

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