Past Events

Nov 02 | Cocktail Hour: Making the Island Desert: Cotton Colonialism and the Long History of the Shrinking Aral Sea

4:00-5:30pm | SJRC Common Room (Oakes 231) The Science and Justice Research Center will host Maya Peterson, Assistant Professor of History at the University of California – Santa Cruz, in a Cocktail Hour discussion. The rapid disappearance of the Aral Sea over the years leading up to and since the collapse of the Soviet Union has been called… Continue Reading Nov 02 | Cocktail Hour: Making the Island Desert: Cotton Colonialism and the Long History of the Shrinking Aral Sea

Sept 11 | Paul Edwards

12PM-1:30PM | Humanities 1, rm 210 Paul N. Edwards (Professor, School of Information and Department of History, University of Michigan) will present ‘Afterworld: Technosphere, Anthropocene, Geostory’. Edwards’ current research concerns the history and future of knowledge infrastructures, the history of climate science, and other large-scale information infrastructures. Edwards is the author most recently of A Vast… Continue Reading Sept 11 | Paul Edwards