Program in Agrarian Studies: “Go Farm, Young People”

Event time: 
Friday, November 3, 2023 - 11:00am
Room 101 See map
230 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06520
Event description: 

11:00 a.m., 230 Prospect Street, Room 101
The Program in Agrarian Studies presents Brian Donahue, Professor Emeritus (and founding member) of American Environmental Studies, Brandeis University: 

“Go Farm, Young People.”

Brian Donahue is Professor Emeritus (and founding member) of American Environmental Studies at Brandeis University. His primary research interests include the history and the prospects of human engagement with the land, especially in New England.

The core of the Agrarian Studies Program’s activities is a weekly colloquium organized around an annual theme. Invited specialists send papers in advance that are the focus of an organized discussion by the faculty and graduate students associated with the colloquium.

This topic embraces, inter alia, the study of mutual perceptions between countryside and city, and patterns of cultural and material exchange, extraction, migration, credit, legal systems, and political order that link them.

It also includes an understanding of how different societies conceive of the spatial order they exhibit. What terms are meaningful and how are they related?: e.g., frontier, wilderness, arable, countryside, city, town, agriculture, commerce, “hills,” lowlands, maritime districts, inland. How have these meanings changed historically and what symbolic and material weight do they bear?

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Open to: 
General Public