Seminar on Environmental and Agricultural History Series

Friday, February 16, 2018 at 2:30pm to 4:30pm

Building E51, 095
70 MEMORIAL DR, Cambridge, MA 02142

Seeds as deep-time technologies

Presented by: Courtney Fullilove

Associate Professor, Wesleyan University

Courtney Fullilove will discuss her recent book, The Profit of the Earth: The Global Seeds of American Agriculture, to argue that histories of agricultural development require engagement with multiple timescales, from the Neolithic to the modern.  Drawing on her fieldwork in the Caucasus and Central Asia collecting cereals and crop wild relatives for international gene banks, she will discuss the recent sequencing of the wheat genome as an opportunity to think about how historians use genetic records, and the kind of history produced by genomic analysis.

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