Environmental History and landscapes in the Americas

Fri, Nov 22 2019, 12:30 - 1:20pm
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Program in History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Center for Latin American Studies, Center on Food Security and the Environment, Humanities Center, History Department, Bill Lane Center for the American West
Bolivar House, 582 Alvarado Row, Stanford, CA
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Environmental History and landscapes in the Americas

The talk will involve a panoramic historical review of (cultural) landscape studies in the Americas, from the original postulates of Carl O. Sauer and the Berkeley School to contemporary approaches to the subject, taking into account the contemporary context of environmental change.

Pedro S. Urquijo is a professor of Environmental History, Power, and Territory at the Center for Research in Environmental Geography (CIGA) of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) since 2004. He holds a doctorate in geography (UNAM), a master's in History (Institute of Historical Research, Michoacana University), and a bachelor's in history (Faculty of Philosophy and Letters, UNAM). From 2015 to 2019 he was the Coordinator of Postgraduate Education in the CIGA.He has been a visiting professor at the International Institute of Geospatial Observation and Earth Sciences (ITC) af the Netherlands (2006) and at the Institute of Environmental Sciences and Technologies of the Autonomous University of Barcelona (2006). His main lines of research entail landscape historiography and the historical geography of Latin America, particular Mexico and Argentina, and the cultural geography of landscapes. He has authored more than 90 publications, including scientific articles, books, book chapters, and critical reviews. In 2009 he was awarded the prize of the Marcos and Celia Maus Foundation for Historical Investigation, and in 2011 was distinguished with a “Declaración de Interés Municipal” by the City Hall of Nueve de Julio, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

*Please be advised that the talk will be given in Spanish as part of the IV Escuela de Posgrados, SOLCHA