With his 1972 book The Columbian Exchange: Biological and Cultural Consequences of 1492, Alfred W. Crosby became a pioneer of the field of environmental history. He was a University of Texas faculty member for 22 years, and died last March. This panel will open with some reminiscences of this larger-than-life figure, then turn to an evaluation of his contribution to a field that continues to invigorate the study of pre-modern societies.
The panel will include UT history professors Robert Abzug, Virginia Garrard, Megan Raby, and moderator Michael Stoff.
The event is sponsored by the Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History. More information online.
Location: University of Texas, Garrison Hall (GAR 4.100), Austin