Stegner Lecture Series, Green Victorians: The Simple Life in John Ruskin's Lake District
- Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 1:00pm
- Plant Biosciences Building - view map
Fredrik Jonsson, associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Chicago, and Chicago-based writer Vicky Albritton, will present "Green Victorians: The Simple Life in John Ruskin's Lake District" as part of the Stegner Lecture Series.
Dr. Jonsson is a historian who specializes in British history; the British Empire; the Enlightenment; science and environmental history; political economy; cornucopianism and the Anthropocene. His first book, Enlightenment's Frontier, was the first work to investigate the environmental roots of the Scottish Enlightenment. His second book project, Cornucopia and the Stationary Future: The End of Growth in the Age of Industry, is focused on the history of the stationary state and the rise of cornucopianism in Britain between Adam Smith and William Stanley Jevons.
Dr. Jonsson teaches courses in Britain's Industrial Revolution, The Anthropocene, Industry and Empire, Modern Britain 1688-1901 and Malthus's Planet.
This event is sponsored by the Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies and the Department of English.
For more information, please call 994-4395.