The Heineken-prize for History 2018 is awarded to Prof. John McNeill (Georgetown University, USA) for his groundbreaking and engaging work merging global history with environmental history. On Sept. 26, he will give a public lecture in Utrecht, with the title: Elephant Tusk and Bison Hide: The Industrial Revolution and Global Environment History, 1780- .
All historians know the Industrial Revolution as an economic and social transformation, but it was also an environmental process with global reach. This lecture explores some of the ecological implications in East Africa, the American West, Argentina, New Zealand, and elsewhere of mobilizing unprecedented quantities of fibers, ores, lubricants and other raw materials of industrial production.
3.00 p.m.: Registration
3.30 p.m.: Lecture
5.00 p.m.: Drinks
Josine Blok will be the chair of the programme.
This lecture will be in English.
John R. McNeill, Professor of History at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (USA), is receiving the 2018 Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History for his important work in integrating two recent branches of the study of history: global history and environmental history.