Melville-Nelles-Hoffman Lecture


2017 Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History: Sara Pritchard

The Department of History is proud to host the annual Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History on March 20, at 4pm, in the Schulich Private Dining Room. This year’s lecture will be delivered by Professor Sara B. Pritchard from Cornell University. Professor Pritchard is a leading scholar in environmental history and Science and Technology Studies […]


Environmental History of China’s Multiple Tea Trades: Peter Perdue, Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture, 2014

Last year, Professor Peter Perdue visited York University to deliver the 2014 Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History. His lecture titled, “Mountains, Caravans, Rivers, and Salons: China’s Multiple Tea Trades,” explored one of China’s best-known export commodities. Drawing on scholarship in imperial Chinese history, the history food, and environmental history, Professor Perdue provided an […]


2014 Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History: Peter Perdue

On Wednesday, March 19, the Department of History at York University will host the 2014 Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History. This annual event brings leading scholars in the field of environmental history to Toronto to speak about their latest research. Peter Perdue (Yale University) will deliver this year’s lecture with […]


Sheep in Tierra del Fuego: 2013 Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Environmental History Lecture

On March 13th, Professor John Soluri will be speaking at York University as the 2013 Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann lecturer in environmental history. His talk is titled “Sheep in Twentieth-Century Tierra de Fuego: A Four-Hundred-Year-Old-Plague or Something New Under the Sun?” With direct allusions to the groundbreaking environmental history research of Elinor Melville […]


Environmental History Week at York University

If you are an environmental historian in the Greater Toronto Area, you will want to be at York University. Next week, York is hosting two major environmental history speaker events. First, Professor Tina Loo from the Department of History at the University of British Columbia will be speaking as part […]