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Faculty Author Series – Notes from the Ground

FACULTY AUTHOR SERIES
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Pavilion VII, West Lawn
Noon-1:00 p.m.

Featuring Benjamin R. Cohen
Assistant Professor, Department of Science, Technology & Society in UVA’s School of Engineering and Applied Science

Notes from the Ground: Science, Soil, and Society in the American Countryside

Cohen will discuss Notes from the Ground: Science, Soil, and Society in the American Countryside (Yale University Press, 2009). This book focuses on nineteenth-century Americans engaged in the vital field of farming–particularly, yeoman, planters, politicians, and policymakers–and argues that their adoption of new scientific soil practices emerged less from the lessons of professional chemists than from an established understanding of work, knowledge, and citizenship. This is an important study of the relationship among people, science, and agriculture.

You are welcome to bring a bag lunch. Dessert and drinks will be provided.

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