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Upcoming Events

November 13, 12:00PM  Resident Fellows Seminar: Ximena SevillaDoctoral Candidate in Environmental History and Latin American History and Sias Fellow  presents  "On the Edge of the Wild: Representations of the Montaña Region of Peru before the Rubber Boom"  in the Hall Center Conference Hall

November 13, 4:00-6:00PM Waggoner Research Colloquium- "Changing Environments of Latin America: History, Conservation, Climate Change, & Natual Disasters" in the Malott Room, Kansas Union, featuring the following presentations:

  • Santa Arias, Spanish and Portuguese, “Post-Columbian Ruination: Reframing Bartolomé de las Casas’ “destruyción” in Hispaniola and Beyond
  • Gregory Cushman, History and Environmental Studies, “The Modern World’s First Gold Rush: Las Antillas, 1493-1520”
  • Peter Herlihy, Geography and Atmospheric Science, “Indigenous Territories and Forest Conservation in Central America”
  • Ward Lyles, Urban Planning, School of Public Affairs and Administration, “Disasters as Windows and Mirrors: What Should (And Shouldn’t) We Learn from Hurricanes Maria and Harvey?”​
  • Jorge Soberón, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, “Changing Climate and Changing Countries: Biodiversity and Human Migrations”



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