Early Modern History Workshop | “Scarcity and Early Modern English Expansion”

Early Modern History Workshop
Event date: 
October 13, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:20pm
Keith Pluymers
Illinois State University
Seminar Series: 
Early Modern History Workshop

"Scarcity and Early Modern English Expansion”

Keith Pluymers, Illinois State University

This workshop will be held virtually via Zoom. Registration is required to attend. To register, visit:


After registering, you will receive a unique Zoom link which you should use to join the workshop.

To learn more about the workshop and the Early Modern History community, please email Sara Tridenti at tridenti@princeton.edu.

Keith Pluymers is Assistant Professor of History at Illinois State University, where he teaches early modern European, Atlantic World, and environmental histories. Prior to joining ISU, he completed his BA at the University of Delaware, his PhD at the University of Southern California, and was a postdoctoral instructor at Caltech. His first book, No Wood, No Kingdom: Political Ecology in the English Atlantic (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021) explores how fears of wood scarcity shaped English colonial expansion in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. His next book project, “Water, Steam, and the Eighteenth-Century Anthropocene” sets the use of steam engines in eighteenth-century municipal water systems into ideas and practices of environmental management, including plans to control local weather patterns.
Sara Tridenti
Area of Interest: 
15th & 16th Centuries
17th & 18th Centuries