Modern America Workshop - “The Nature of Tomorrow: An Environmental History of the Future”

Modern America Workshop
Event date: 
April 27, 2017 -
4:30pm to 6:00pm
Michael Rawson
Brooklyn College
Seminar Series: 
Modern America Workshop
Co-Sponsored by: 
Program in American Studies

“The Nature of Tomorrow: An Environmental History of the Future”
Prof. Michael Rawson, Brooklyn College

This event is free and open to the public. There is a pre-circulated password protected paper for this workshop. Contact Jennifer Loessy at for the password.

Michael Rawson is an associate professor of history at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He specializes in environmental history and is particularly interested in how ideas about nature have shaped environmental change. His first book, Eden on the Charles: The Making of Boston (Harvard, 2010), was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize in History. Professor Rawson’s current book project explores past visions of the environmental future from the scientific revolution to the present.

The Modern America Workshop is a seminar series for Princeton students and faculty interested in the study of modern U.S. history. The series brings together Americanists to share scholarship, present student and faculty research, and discuss problems and trends in American history. The workshop is being organized during the 2016-2017 academic year by Teal Arcadi, Julia Grummitt, Connor Mills, Ray Thornton, and David Walsh.

Area of Interest: 
Environmental History
United States
20th Century
21st Century