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Seth Garfield, Director GAR 1.104, Mailcode B7000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-3261

Workshop: “Forests without Birds: Rubber production and environmental crises in Vietnam, 1890-1975,” by Mitch Aso, SUNY Albany

Mon, November 17, 2014 • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM • GAR 4.100

Mitch Aso is an Assistant Professor of Global Environmental History at the University of Albany, State University of New York, and a Fellow at the Insitute for Historical Studies in 2014-15. Before arriving in Albany, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship in 2012 at the National University of Singapore and his Ph.D. dissertation in 2011 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He is currently finishing a book manuscript called Forest without Birds:  Rubber and Environmental Crises in Vietnam, 1890-1975, which explores the making of environments, human health, and knowledge through the places and people involved in rubber production.  His dissertation on French colonial Vietnam won the 2013 Young Scholar Prize of the International Union of the History and Philosophy of Science and recently he has recently published articles in Modern Asian Studies, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, and Science, Technology, and Society.  He teaches courses on global environmental history and Asian history.

Prof. Aso's faculty profile:
albany.edu/history/faculty/mitch_aso

Responder:
Mark Atwood Lawrence, Associate Professor of History and IHS Fellow, UT Austin
utexas.edu/cola/depts/history/faculty/ut1markl

Free and open to the public. RSVP required. To RSVP and receive a copy of the pre-circulated paper, please email Courtney by 9 a.m., Friday, Nov. 14.

Sponsored by: Institute for Historical Studies in the Department of History


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