Sustainable Farm Systems and HGIS Lab Members Enjoy Strong Showing at World Congress of Environmental History 2014

The HGIS lab is happy to announce that several members of our lab and our Sustainable Farm Systems colleagues will be presenting at the Second World Congress of Environmental History to be held in Guimarães, Portugal, July 7-14, 2014.

The Sustainable Farm Systems Project will present 19 papers and has organized 5 panels:

• Peasants and Technical Change During Socio-Ecological Transitions: A Comparative Perspective Between Mediterranean, Atlantic, and Tropical Agricultures (Wednesday, July 9, 11:00-12:30, Room CO-29)

• Agro-Ecological Landscapes (Thursday, July 10, 09:00-10:30, Room CO-30)

• Agro-Ecological Transitions in Advanced Organic and Industrialized Farm Systems (Thursday, July 10, 14:00-15:30, Room CO-30)

• Energy and Agro-Ecosystems I (Friday, July 11, 09:00-10:30, Room CO-02)

• Energy and Agro-Ecosystems II (Friday, July 11, 11:00-12:30, Room CO-02)

Personal Papers Include:

  • HGIS Lab Director Geoff Cunfer will be presenting “Changing Energy Profiles in North American Great Plains Agriculture, 1880-2000” (Friday, July 11, 16:00-17:30, Room CO-02)
  • HGIS Lab Faculty Member, Jim Clifford will be presenting “London’s Ghost Acres, 1800-1919: An Advanced Digital History Approach” (Thursday, July 10, 16:00-17:30, Room CO-05)
  • HGIS Lab Graduate Student Patrick Chasse will be presenting “Neither Forests nor Maize: Reconstructing the Socio-Ecological Legacy of Guatemala’s Agrarian Reform (1952-1954)” (Thursday, July 10, 14:00-15:30, Room CO-30)
  • HGIS Lab Graduate Student Jessica DeWitt will be presenting “Harvesting Nostalgia: A Historical Look at the Farm Park Concept and its Conflicting Function in Breaking Down and Strengthening the Barrier between Urban and Rural Life in North America” (Friday, July 11, 16:00-17:30, Room CO-04)

We look forward to the upcoming week and a chance to connect with the greater environmental history community.

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