Geddes Simpson Lecture: How the Arctic Became Global

Thursday, October 13 | 1:00 p.m.
Buchanan Alumni House & Livestream

Stephen Bocking is a Professor Emeritus in the Trent School of the Environment, Trent
University, where he served as Professor (and for a time as Chair and Director of the School of
the Environment) from 1994 to 2022. Originally trained in biology and the history of science,
his research interests encompass the historical and contemporary roles of knowledge in
environmental affairs. He is the author of about 60 articles and book chapters, and the author or
editor of a few books, including Ecologists and Environmental Politics: A History of Contemporary
Ecology (Yale University Press, 1997), Biodiversity in Canada: Ecology, Ideas, and Actions
(Broadview, 2000), Nature’s Experts: Science, Politics, and the Environment (Rutgers University
Press, 2004), Ice Blink: Navigating Northern Environmental History (University of Calgary Press,
2017), and Cold Science: Environmental Knowledge in the North American Arctic during the Cold
War (Routledge, 2019).

The Geddes W. Simpson Lecture Series features speakers of prominence who provide significant
insight on the intersection of science and history.

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October 3, 2019