Dirty History

An Interdisciplinary Workshop in Agriculture, Environment, and Capitalism

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Dirty History Schedule, Fall 2017 Through Spring 2018

Sept 1, 3:30pm | Brian Williams, Geography, University of Georgia | “‘That We May Live’: pesticides, white supremacism, and the agricultural racial state”

September 15, 3:30 pm | Marios Costambeys , Medieval History, University of Liverpool | “’Brother Bacchus’?: vineyards, landscapes and distinction in post-Roman Europe.”

Oct. 13, 3:30pm | Laurie Green, University of Texas at Austin | “Stirring Things Up All Over the South’: The Politics of Race, Gender and Hunger from a Comparative Perspective”

November 3rd, 3:30 pm | Scott Reynolds Nelson, History, University of Georgia | “Nitrates and ‘Hell’: The Apocalypse of 1866, Cheap American Wheat, and the End of European Hegemony.”

December 1st, 3:30 pm | Gretchen Sneegas, Geography, University of Georgia | “Producing farmers, consuming expertise: Land grant colleges and shale gas commodification”

January 26, 3:30pm | Bill Winders, Georgia Tech | “Technology and World Hunger: A Comparison of the Role of Technology in Four Global Food Crises”

February 23, 3:30pm | Rohit De, Yale University | “Who Moved My Beef! Economic Rights, Religious Rites and the Politics of Cows in Modern India”

March 2, 3:30pm | Nik Heynen, UGA Geography, “Toward the Abolitionist Commons: Abolition Ecology and the Racialized Politics of Property”

March 23, 3:30pm | Katherine Stevens, Oglethorpe College (kstevens@Oglethorpe.edu) | “Backwater: Making Space for Slavery in the Red River Valley”

April 6, 12:30pm | James Scott, Political Science and Agrarian Studies, Yale University | “Agro-ecology of the Early State”

Ashley Roseberry next up at D-H workshop

Ashley Roseberry, advanced PhD candidate at UGA, is our next guest in the D-H workshop. Her paper is entitled “Cultivating Authenticity: The Creation of Argentine Yerba Mate, 1900-1935.” We will meet to discuss the piece on Friday, Apr. 7 at 3:30 in 320 Leconte. Please join us!

Gabriel Rosenberg to present at next D-H workshop

Please join us on Monday, March 13 at 3:30 in 201 Leconte to workshop “THE TRIAL OF THE SCRUB SIRE: LIVESTOCK BREEDING, EUGENICS, AND STATE POWER IN THE INTERWAR UNITED STATES,” by Gabriel N. Rosenberg, assistant professor of Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies at Duke University.

D-H Events, February 23

Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 12:30pm: “From Fighting for the Franchise to Fighting for the Franchise: Civil Rights Heroes at the Drive-thru”. Seminar Room 102, LeConte Hall. For a copy of the paper, email danrood@uga.edu.

Thursday, Feb. 23rd, 5pm A talk by Marcia Chatelain, Associate Professor Georgetown University, “Burgers in the Age of Black Capitalism: How Civil Rights and Fast Food Changed America after 1968.” LeConte Hall 101.

Upcoming Sessions of Dirty History

Upcoming Dirty History sessions include:

February 22 @ 12:30 in 320 LeConte: Marcia Chatelain
March 13 @ 3:30 in 200 Conference room: Gabriel Rosenberg
April 7 @ 3:30 in 320 LeConte: Ashley Roseberry

Next Session of Dirty History — Thomas Rogers (Emory University)

Thomas Rogers, Associate Professor of History at Emory University, will host a discussion of his paper, “How Brazil’s Biofuel Program Made a Meal of Rural Workers” on Friday, Jan 20 at 3:30pm in 320 Leconte Hall. I pass on the following preface from Tom: “Thank you for reading this paper about sugarcane workers in Brazil. I’m working on a book about the national alcohol-production program referenced in the paper: Proálcool. The book explores the program’s origins and its environmental and labor impacts. This paper will be part of one chapter on the latter theme. I look forward to discussing the piece and appreciate your thoughts.” If you would like a copy of the paper, contact Dan Rood. Please join us!

Next Session of Dirty History — Bryant Simon (Temple University)

Thanks for a great inaugural session last week – the presence of folks from Geography and Sociology was particularly welcome.  Hopefully you’ll all be able to join us for the next session, to be held on Friday, Dec. 2 at 3:30 in Leconte 320.

We will be discussing work by Bryant Simon (Temple University) on the aftermath of a 1991 conflagration at a North Carolina poultry plant. To request a copy of the paper, or to be added to the listserv, email danrood@uga.edu.

Inaugural Session of Dirty History — Luke Manget (UGA)

We are excited to announce the first meeting of a monthly paper workshop in “Dirty History: An Interdisciplinary Workshop in Agriculture, Environment, and Capitalism.”  Our first author is Luke Manget, PhD candidate in History at UGA, who will be sharing a dissertation chapter draft entitled “‘Beasts in the Garden’: Class, Conservation, and Ginseng in post-Civil War Appalachia.”

The workshop will be held in the beautiful (but arctic) conference room of Leconte Hall on Friday, November 18, at 3:30 pm.  Hope to see you all there.

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