Monthly Archives: March 2016

Clean and White at OAH in Providence

Buddy may be gone, but history goes on in Providence.

Buddy may be gone, but history goes on in Providence.

The Organization of American Historians holds its annual meeting in Providence April 7-10, and I will be there Saturday morning April 9 at 9am to discuss Clean and White as part of the “Technologies of the Environment: Race, Waste, and Nature” panel featuring papers from Ian Terrell and Denise Khor and comments by William Deverell.

Brooklyn Book Event April 10: BF+DA Sustainability+Technology Book Fair

UPDATE: The two sessions have been merged into one big session featuring all of the authors. See the event link for updates and join us!

bfda-communal-spaceOn the afternoon of Sunday April 10, I’ll discuss and sign copies of Clean and White at the BF+DA Sustainability+Technology Book Fair (630 Flushing Ave., 7th floor) in Brooklyn.

Come and meet 12+ authors who have published books focused on ethical design, sustainability, technology, design and fashion and join us for two 40 minute in-depth conversations moderated by BF+DA Founder Deb Johnson.

3 pm Doors open. Book signing throughout the afternoon.
3:30 pm: Ethics + Environment featuring Lynda Grose, Carl Zimring, Timo Rissanen, Elizabeth Cline and Sass Brown
4:30 pm: Technology + Fashion + Design featuring Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, Deborah Schneiderman and Alexa Griffith Winton, John Lobell, Ira Livingston
6 pm End of book fair.

The event is free, but please RSVP for a ticket at the link.

Discard Studies at ASEH in Seattle

Seattle_Farmers_MarketThe American Society for Environmental History meets in Seattle this year, and I am part of two discussions related to waste, technology, and the environment.

On Friday, April 1 at 10:30am, I will chair the panel “Ethereal Wastescapes: Rethinking the Meaning, Place, and Materiality of Pollution,” with papers by Sara Pritchard, Nina Wormbs, and Ruth Rand.

On Saturday, April 2 at 3pm, I will be part of a roundtable discussion on discard studies and history with participants including Martin Melosi, Steve Corey, and Peter Thorsheim. We will, indeed, be talking trash.

Discussing Clean and White in Chicago, March 15, 16, & 17

Any overlap between this tour and St. Patrick's Day festivities is entirely unintentional.

Any overlap between this tour and St. Patrick’s Day festivities is entirely unintentional.

This week, I return to Chicago to discuss Clean and White.

Tuesday, March 15 at 3pm: Roosevelt University, Wabash Building 1214, 430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Wednesday, March 16 at 5:45pm: Columbia College Chicago, Hokin Hall Room 109, 623 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605

Thursday, March 17 at noon: Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

The March 16 talk at Columbia College is in the largest room. I will give full talks on the 15th & 16th; the 17th is part of the Field Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch series with me giving a brief introduction of the book followed by group discussion. I should have books to sell/sign at all three events, if that is of interest.

Author Events in Chicago March 15, 16, & 17

Any overlap between this tour and St. Patrick's Day festivities is entirely unintentional.

Any overlap between this tour and St. Patrick’s Day festivities is entirely unintentional.

With March, a native Chicagoan’s thoughts turn to the South Loop. At least this native is returning temporarily to the South Loop to discuss Clean and White.

Tuesday, March 15 at 3pm: Roosevelt University, Wabash Building 1214, 430 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605. RSVP and find more information here.

Wednesday, March 16 at 6pm: Columbia College Chicago, Hokin Hall Room 109, 623 S. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605.

Thursday, March 17 at noon: Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605

The March 16 talk at Columbia College is in the largest room. I will give full talks on the 15th & 16th; the 17th is part of the Field Museum’s Brown Bag Lunch series with me giving a brief introduction of the book followed by group discussion. I should have books to sell/sign at all three events, if that is of interest.