HGSG Distinguished Historical Geographer Lecture

Type: Panel
Sponsor Groups: Historical Geography Specialty Group
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Day: 4/11/2018
Start / End Time: 5:20 PM / 7:00 PM (MDT)
Room: Balcony N, Marriott, River Tower Elevators, 4th Floor
Organizers: Kirsten Greer
Chairs: Kirsten Greer


This year's HGSG Distinguished Historical Geographer is Professor Craig Colten. Craig E. Colten is the Carl O. Sauer Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State University. For over 30 years he has been involved with studying the geography of hazards, including topics such as resilience, adaptation to changing environments in Coastal Louisiana, water and hazards in the American South, and toxic waste sites in the United States. Craig served as HGSG Chair from 1995-1998, and has contributed significantly to the field of historical geography through his research, publications, and teaching. Among his previous publications are An Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature (2005), Perilous Place and Powerful Storms (2009), Southern Waters (2014), and (with Elaine Yodis) The Geography of Louisiana (2007).


Type Details Minutes
Panelist Craig Colten Louisiana State University 100

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