Institute of Historical Studies
Institute of Historical Studies

Panel: “Environmental History and the Legacy of Alfred W. Crosby" (Reclaiming the Pre-Modern Past)

Mon, February 4, 2019 | GAR 4.100

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

With his book The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492 (1972), Alfred W. Crosby became a pioneer of the field of environmental history. He was a UT faculty member for 22 years, and passed away last March. This panel will open with some reminiscences of this larger-than-life figure, then turn to an evaluation of his contribution to a field that continues to invigorate the study of pre-modern societies.


"Al Crosby: A Personal Appreciation"
Robert H. Abzug
Audre and Bernard Rapoport Regents Chair of Jewish Studies
Professor of History and American Studies
University of Texas at Austin

"The Al Crosby Exchange: Remembering a Brilliant and Genial Colleague"
Virginia Garrard
Professor of History, and
Director, LLILAS Benson Latin American Studies and Collections
University of Texas at Austin

"In Crosby's Footsteps: Global Environmental History"
Megan Raby
Assistant Professor of History
University of Texas at Austin  |

Michael Stoff, moderator
Associate Professor of History
University of Texas at Austin

Free and open to the public. RSVP:

Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History

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