Envirotech

Entries from November 2008

Envirotechie James Williams retires from teaching

November 24th, 2008 · No Comments

James Williams sent us a note to say that he has retired from teaching at De Anza College in California, but that he is still writing and will continue to be involved with Envirotech. His web site continues to be hosted by De Anza College at http://www.deanza.edu/faculty/williams.

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Distinguished Fulbright chair in US Environmental History / American Studies

November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

Fulbright chair in Denmark 2010-2011 Distinguished Fulbright chair in US Environmental History / AMERICAN STUDIES Grant Activity: The grantee would be asked to teach one 4 hour course at the MA level each term, plus one BA level course in the fall term. In the spring term, two hours would be given over to advising […]

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CFP: Visual Languages (and Representations) of the Sky: Frameworks and Focal Points in Social Context

November 11th, 2008 · No Comments

International Congress of History of Science and Technology Budapest, Hungary, July 28-August 2, 2009. Conveners: Cornelia Luedecke: C.Luedecke@lrz.uni-muenchen.de James R. Fleming: jfleming@colby.edu The sky too belongs to the Landscape: —the ocean of air in which we live and move, with its continents and islands of cloud, its tides and currents of constant and variable winds… […]

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Call for participation: History of Climate Change Conference at Colby College, 1-4 April 2009

November 9th, 2008 · No Comments

A conference on the history of climate change is being held at Colby College, Waterville, Maine, 1-4 April 2009.  This conference, titled  “Climate and Cultural Anxiety: Historical Perspectives,” will be international in scope, interdisciplinary in nature, and intergenerational in its inclusion of both graduate and undergraduate students. 

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Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology

November 9th, 2008 · No Comments

James Fleming encourages envirotech authors to contact him (jfleming@colby.edu) or Roger Launius (launiusr@si.edu) if they have manuscripts for Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology. For more information, see the series description.

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SHOT 2008 Envirotech lunch report

November 9th, 2008 · No Comments

The latest meeting of Envirotech was held during a lunch at the 2008 SHOT Lisbon conference. Twenty-five attendees enjoyed the company of fellow Envirotechies and a tasty bacalhau (Portuguese-style cod fish) lunch at Orizon restaurant in Parque das Nações near the conference hotel.

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Discussion list migration

November 9th, 2008 · No Comments

Just a small, technical note: We are moving the envirotech email discussion list over from Stanford’s servers to our own today. All subscribers should have received an email asking for confirmation of this move. I also sent out a reminder to the old mailing list. If, despite all these emails, you are a subscriber and […]

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Envirotechie Joel Tarr receives SHOT’s Leonardo da Vinci Medal

November 8th, 2008 · No Comments

The Society for the History of Technology honored long-time envirotechie Joel Tarr with the Leonardo da Vinci Medal during the Lisbon Annual Meeting in October 2008. The Leonardo da Vinci Medal is the highest recognition from SHOT and is awarded to individuals for their “outstanding contribution to the history of technology, through research, teaching, publications, […]

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2008 Envirotech Article Prize Winner Announced

November 7th, 2008 · No Comments

The winner of the 2008 Envirotech Prize for the best article examining the relationships between technology and the environment is Paul S. Sutter’s “Nature’s Agents or Agents of Empire? Entomological Workers and Environmental Change during the Construction of the Panama Canal.” (Isis, 2007, 98: 724-754.) Sutter offers a path breaking analysis of the interplay between […]

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