Andrew Stuhl is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Humanities at Bucknell University. I work at the crossroads of history of science, environmental history, and environmental studies. I ground the study of history in places, exploring in them interactions among humans, ideas of nature, and the environment.
My current book project, under contract with The University of Chicago Press, is Making the Modern Arctic: The Hidden History of Science and Nature. This project investigates recurring attempts to understand and transform the North American Arctic environment over the last 150 years to illuminate the historical legacies at stake in contemporary issues of globalization and climate change. The dissertation from which this book project emerges won the American Society for Environmental History’s Rachel Carson Prize for best dissertation of 2014.
Thanks for stopping by. For a quick view of my most recent work, see the links below.
- In July 2014, Bucknell University featured my Cold Places class as part of its “Cool Classes” series.
- In May 2014, my History of Ecology class updated more than 20 articles on Wikipedia and wrote a handful of new entries as well.
- In May 2014, I presented my research before the town of Inuvik, Northwest Territories and the Aurora Research Institute.
- In January 2014, I presented at the American Historical Association’s annual meeting as part of a roundtable on circumpolar perspectives on history.
- In December 2013, the Place Studies Initiative at Bucknell University featured student essays on place and environmental history.
- In July 2013, The Polar Journal published my article, “The Politics of the ‘New North”: Putting History and Geography at stake in Arctic Futures.” Check it out.
- In May 2013, I wrote a post for ActiveHistory about Canada assuming the Chair of the Arctic Council.
- I am part of a team of scholars writing a book about northern environmental history.
- In February 2013, I was a guest on the Perpetual Notion Machine (WORT 89.9FM in Madison, WI) Check out the interview between 6:14 and 11:20 here.
- I was a National Science Foundation IGERT Fellow and recipient of the John Neu Distinguished Graduate Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- I worked with colleagues in the CHANGE-IGERT program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently designed and developed a website about sustainability and interdisciplinarity. (CHANGE-IGERT is the Certificate in Humans and the Global Environment Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship)
- Through the UW’s Center for the Humanities, I collaborated on a public humanities project at James C. Wright Middle School called “SENSEational Wright,” which explored sense of place through historical, geographical, and ecological research methods.