"Subnational to Planetary: Environmental Lessons from the History of Homeland Protection"
It's impossible to protect our planetary home without first caring about local nature at home. However, "homeland" is a vexed term with connections to destructive ultranationalism. The history of tree protection in Germany provides lessons for the world today.
Jared Farmer is a history professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in environmental history, landscape studies, and the North American West.
Farmer's book On Zion's Mount won the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians. His book Trees in Paradise won the Ray Allen Billington Prize from the Organization of American Historians. In 2014 Farmer received the Hiett Prize from the Dallas Institute. In 2017 he was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. In 2018 the American Academy in Berlin awarded him a Berlin Prize.
The lecture is part of the Humanities Center's "Communities" series.
Tuesday, April 14 at 5:00pm
Rush Rhees Library, Humanities Center Conference Room D
755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626