History Speaking: Penn, Fossil Fuel, & The History of the Future
Irvine Auditorium, Amado Recital Hall
Registration not required
Jared Farmer studies the histories of built and unbuilt environments from the hyperlocal to the planetary. His temporal expertise is the long nineteenth century; his regional expertise is the North American West. At Penn, Prof. Farmer is affiliated with the History and Sociology of Science Graduate Group; the Religious Studies Graduate Group; the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities; and the Initiative in the History of the Built Environment at the Weitzman School of Design.
Farmer’s book On Zion’s Mount: Mormons, Indians, and the American Landscape (Harvard University Press, 2008) won the Francis Parkman Prize from the Society of American Historians. His latest book is Elderflora: A Modern History of Ancient Trees (Basic Books, 2022). His next book project is “God View: How Seeing the Earth Transformed the World.”