The Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History 2023 – Coping with Climate Change

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The Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History 2023 Lecture

“Coping with Climate Change: Can the Past Teach Us How to Survive the Future?”

Dagomar Degroot, Associate Professor of Environmental History, Department of History, Georgetown University

Date: Thursday, October 26, 2023

Time: Reception at 3 p.m. EDT | Lecture at 3:30 p.m. EDT

Hybrid Online and In-Person – Location: Executive Dining Room, Schulich School of Business, York University

Hawkin’s “warming stripes,” a representation of past, present, and future climate change

Dagomar Degroot

Dagomar Degroot

Dagomar Degroot is an associate professor of environmental history at Georgetown University. His first book, The Frigid Golden Age, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2018 and named by the Financial Times as one of the ten best history books of that year.

His forthcoming book, Ripples on the Cosmic Ocean, is under contract with Harvard University Press and Viking, and he is editing three books on past climate change – including the Oxford Handbook of Resilience in Climate History. Degroot publishes equally in historical and scientific journals, including Nature and the American Historical Review, and writes for a popular audience in, for example, the Washington PostAeon Magazine, and The Conversation.

He maintains popular online resources on the history of climate change, and has shared the unique perspectives of the past with policymakers, corporate leaders, and journalists in many cities, from Wuhan to Washington, DC.

Feature Image: The Famine Stela, Sehel Island, Egypt
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Jennifer Bonnell

Associate Professor at York University
Jennifer Bonnell is an Associate Professor in the Department of History at York University. She is the author of Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto's Don River Valley (University of Toronto Press, 2014) and Stewards of Splendour: A History of Wildlife and People in British Columbia (Royal BC Museum, 2023). She is co-editor with Sean Kheraj of Traces of the Animal Past: Methodological Challenges in Animal History (University of Calgary Press, 2022) and with Marcel Fortin of Historical GIS Research in Canada (University of Calgary Press, 2014). She is currently working on an environmental history of beekeeping and environmental change in the Great Lakes Region in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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