Lectures & Public Talks

Lectures

Upcoming

  • “Rethinking Nature with Boom: A Journal of California
    Western History Association Annual Meeting
    October 18, 2014
    Newport Beach
    Event website

Archive

  • “Parks and Nature in the Metropolitan West,” National Association of Olmsted Parks, Stanford University, March 2014.
  • “On Public Environmental History,” American Society for Environmental History, Annual Meeting, San Francisco, March 2014.
  • “The Great Thirst: A Tribute to Norris Hundley, Jr.,” University of California, Los Angeles, March 2014.
  • “Building the Digital Environmental Humanities,” McGill University, Montreal, Canada, September 2013.
  • “Building the Environmental Humanities,” The Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment, Annual Meeting, University of Kansas, June 2013.
  • “The Future of Environmental Journalism,” Michigan State University, April 2012.
  • “History Lives Here and Now: On the Bleeding Edge of Digital Research, Online Publishing, Interactive Visualizations, and Public History,” University of New Mexico, April 2012.
  • “Digital Environmental Histories,” American Society for Environmental History, Annual Meeting, Madison, WI, March 2012.
  • “Digital History,” American Historical Association, Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, January 2012.
  • “Digital Urban Environmental Histories,” University of Washington, January 2012.
  • “Practicing Public History in the American West,” Western History Association, Annual Meeting, Oakland, CA, October 2011.
  • “Thinking with Serpentine,” American Society for Environmental History, Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, April 2011.
  • “Art of the Comparative Wests,” University of Western Australia, February 2011.
  • “Beyond Paradise Lost,” American Society for Environmental History, Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, March 2010.
  • “Thinking About Assembling California,” History of Science Society, Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, November 2009.
  • “The Scales of Conservation History,” Social Science History Association, Annual Meeting, Long Beach, CA, November 2009.
  • “A Spatial History of Conservation in the West,” Western History Association, Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, October 2009.
  • “Critical Habitat,” World Congress of Environmental History, Copenhagen, August 2009.
  • “Spatial Histories,” MediaX Visualization Collaboratory, Stanford, August 2009.
  • “Visualizing Spatial History,” Broadening the Digital Humanities: Vectors-IML NEH Summer Institute on Multimodal Scholarship, University of Southern California, July 2009.
  • “Shaping Nature and Community: Mapping Silicon Valley’s Past and Future Landscapes,” California Studies Association, Annual Meeting, De Anza College, Cupertino, CA, April 2009.
  • “On the Futility of Stopping Time to Save Relict Spaces of Paradise Lost,” American Society for Environmental History, Tallahassee, March 2009.
  • “Tooling Up for Spatial History Projects,” Visualizing the Past Workshop, University of Richmond, VA, February 2009.
  • “Serpentine Histories,” Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, “Under the West Workshop,” University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, May 2008.
  • “How Does a Species Disappear?” Stanford University, Disappearance Workshop, Project Absentia, April 2008.
  • “Lost California,” American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division, Annual Meeting, Boise, ID, June 2007.
  • “How Green?” American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division, Annual Meeting, Boise, ID, June 2007.
  • “How the West Was Shaped,” American Association of Geographers Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, April 2007.
  • “Return to the Sea of Cortez with John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts,” Grillone Lecture, San Jose State University, May 2006.
  • “Conservation Easements,” Stanford Law School, Environmental and Natural Resources Law and Policy Program, April 2006
  • “Measuring Conservation,” University of California Berkeley, Department of Environmental Science Policy and Management, March 2006.
  • “Shifting Baselines,” American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division, Annual Meeting, Boise, ID, June 2005.
  • “From the Tide Pool to the Stars,” American Association for the Advancement of Science, Pacific Division, June 2005; Institute for the Liberal Arts, Westmont College, February 2005; Santa Clara University, January 2005; Society for Conservation Biology, New York, NY, July 2004.
  • “Wise Use’s War of Words,” American Society for Environmental History, Las Vegas, January 1995.