100 years later: Conference Panels and Papers for the Anniversary of the Great War

The Global Environmental Dimensions of World War I
Roundtable for American Society for Environmental History Conference, March 12-16, 2014
 Joseph Hupy, “The Battle of Verdun: The Legacy a Century Later”
 Tait Keller, “Nature and War on the Frontiers of Empires, 1914-1918”
 Thaddeus Sunseri, “Environmental Dimensions of World War I in Africa”
 Jack Hayes, “Ecosystems and World War I in East Asia”
Environmental Dimensions of World War I
Panel at Society for Military History, April 5, 2014
Tait Keller, “The Global Reach of the Great War: An Environmental Approach”
Byron Pearson, “An Organization of Splendid Efficiency: The Incredible Accomplishments of the
 Engineers during World War I”
Gerard J. Fitzgerald, “The Chemists’ War: Medical and Environmental Consequences of Chemical
Warfare during World War I”
World War I and the Environment: Extracting Global Natural Resources
Panel for World Conference on Environmental History, July 7-11, 2014
Tait Keller, “A Baneful Harvest: Agriculture and the Arming of Nations in the First World
Richard Tucker “Caffeine, the Indispensable Stimulant: Tea and Coffee Production for
Dan Tamïr, “Enter Petroleum: The War and the Debut of Oil on the Global Stage”
Discussant: Roger Chickering
Environmental History and World War I
Rachel Carson Center Workshop, Washington, D.C., August 4-5, 2014
. First panel: Extracting Global Natural Resources
Roy MacLeod: “The ‘Minerals Sanction’: The Great War and the Conservation and Use of
Dan Tamir: “Something New under the Fog of War: World War I and the Debut of Oil on the
Jack Hayes: “World War I Environments, Military Actions, and Resource Management in East
Tait Keller: “Extracting the Energy of Empires”
. Second panel: Agro-ecosystems, Food Supplies and Animals
Alice Weinreb: “Beans are Bullets, Potatoes are Powder: Food as a Weapon of War during the
Ernst Langthaler: “Dissolution before Dissolution: Agro-Food Chains in Austro-Hungary in the
Ingo Heidbrink: “World War I: The Unexpected Stimulus for the Beginning of Global Over-
Gene Tempest: “Horses Have No Country: American Equines and the Global Military
Marketplace, 1899-1917”
. Third panel: The Middle East – Ecosystems, Resources, Refugees, and Famine
Maria Six-Hohenbalken: “Upper Mesopotamia during World War I: Humanitarian Catastrophes
and Commercial Intentions – Sources from Austrian Archives”
Steven Serels: “Starving for Someone Else’s Fight: The First World War and Famine in the Red
Zachary Foster: “Why are Famines so Deadly in the Modern Period? Syria during World War I”
Graham Pitts: “The Famine of World War I and the Creation of Lebanon”
. Fourth panel: Additional Dimensions
James Lewis: “Foresters at War: World War I and the Transformation of American Timber
Anna-Katharina Wőbse: “Disruption and Recommencement: International Conservation
Networks and World War I”
Gerard Fitzgerald: “The Chemist’s War: Edgewood Arsenal, World War I, and the Birth of a
Militarized Landscape”
Frank Uekoetter: “Memories in Mud: Reflections on the Environmental Legacy of the Great
. Roger Chickering: Concluding Observations

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