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Riches of Nature, Limits of Nature: Donald Worster and Environmental History

International Conference

26.06.2016 – 29.06.2016

Location: Renmin University, Beijing, China

Sponsors: Center for Ecological History and School of History, Renmin University; International Office and China Academic Network, LMU Munich; Rachel Carson Center


This international conference was organized in honor of the work of environmental historian Donald Worster (University of Kansas and Renmin University of China). More than two dozen environmental historians from all over the world, including many of Worster's former students, gathered to thank him for his stimulating example and reflect on the impact of his writing and teaching on their work.

The conference included a keynote by Christof Mauch, a presentation outlining Worster's life and work, and sessions exploring current directions in environmental history research.

View the complete program here.

Read the conference report on our blog.