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November 2021

Book Talk with Anne Pollock, Ph.D, ’07: Sickening: Anti-Black Racism and Health Disparities in the United States

November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
E51-095 MA United States

ANNE POLLOCK, '07, Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine King’s College, London   SICKENING: ANTI-BLACK RACISM AND HEALTH DISPARITIES IN THE UNITED STATES An event-by-event look at how institutionalized racism harms the health of African Americansin the twenty-first century. From the spike in chronic disease after Hurricane Katrina to the lack of protection for Black residents during the Flint water crisis, Sickening surveys the diversity of anti-Black racism operating in healthcare. It deconstructs the structures that make these events possible, including mass incarceration,…

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(SEAH) Bartow Elmore, OH State: History of Monsanto and Ecological Impacts of Agrochemical Industries

November 5 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This seminar series is sponsored by MIT's History Faculty and Program in Science, Technology, and Society. The co-conveners of the Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History (SEAH), including Megan Black (Histor) Kate Brown (STS), Tristan Brown (History), Deborah Fitzgerald (STS), and, Harriet Ritvo (History).  Sessions are held from 2:30 to 4:30 pm on Zoom, register in advance for each seminar. Contact history-info@mit.edu for Zoom link.

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Sandra Ristovska: Seeing Human Rights: How Video Serves Distinct Policy Functions

November 9 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Seeing Human Rights: How Video Serves Distinct Policy Functions Sandra Ristovska Abstract Visual technologies have long constituted a crucial element of struggles for human rights and social change. There are numerous examples: etchings about the abolition of slavery in England; photographs of the US Civil War; antifascist prints in Mexico; newsreels of the suffragettes; and satellite images of mass graves in Bosnia, to name just a few. In this talk, I will discuss how human rights organizations are borrowing from…

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(SEAH) Bernadette Pérez, UC-Berkeley: History of Migrant and Sugar Beet Workers in the US West

November 12 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This seminar series is sponsored by MIT's History Faculty and Program in Science, Technology, and Society. The co-conveners of the Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History (SEAH), including Megan Black (Histor) Kate Brown (STS), Tristan Brown (History), Deborah Fitzgerald (STS), and, Harriet Ritvo (History).  Sessions are held from 2:30 to 4:30 pm on Zoom, register in advance for each seminar. Contact history-info@mit.edu for Zoom link.

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Andrea Ballestero: A Future History of Water, or, How to Wonder with Techno-Legal Devices?

November 16 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

A Future History of Water, or, How to Wonder With Techno-Legal Devices?  Abstract How do people commit to intervening in the future while acknowledging its unruliness? I propose the figure of the techno-legal device as a lively space where we can learn how people constantly negotiate the form of the worlds they want to bring about. I will focus on one device: a list of water types produced by Costa Rican congressional representatives during the discussion of a constitutional reform…

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December 2021

(SEAH) Jay Turner, Wellesley: History of Batteries and Their Life-Cycle from Extraction to Disposal

December 3 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This seminar series is sponsored by MIT's History Faculty and Program in Science, Technology, and Society. The co-conveners of the Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History (SEAH), including Megan Black (Histor) Kate Brown (STS), Tristan Brown (History), Deborah Fitzgerald (STS), and, Harriet Ritvo (History).  Sessions are held from 2:30 to 4:30 pm on Zoom, register in advance for each seminar. Contact history-info@mit.edu for Zoom link.

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February 2022

(SEAH) Caterina Scaramelli, BU: Anthropology of Wetlands in Turkey

February 25, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This seminar series is sponsored by MIT's History Faculty and Program in Science, Technology, and Society. The co-conveners of the Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History (SEAH), including Megan Black (Histor) Kate Brown (STS), Tristan Brown (History), Deborah Fitzgerald (STS), and, Harriet Ritvo (History).  Sessions are held from 2:30 to 4:30 pm on Zoom, register in advance for each seminar. Contact history-info@mit.edu for Zoom link.

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March 2022

(SEAH) Victor Seow, Harvard: History of Energy Regimes in East Asia

March 11, 2022 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

This seminar series is sponsored by MIT's History Faculty and Program in Science, Technology, and Society. The co-conveners of the Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History (SEAH), including Megan Black (Histor) Kate Brown (STS), Tristan Brown (History), Deborah Fitzgerald (STS), and, Harriet Ritvo (History).  Sessions are held from 2:30 to 4:30 pm on Zoom, register in advance for each seminar. Contact history-info@mit.edu for Zoom link.

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