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2022 Geddes Simpson Lecture — How the Arctic Became Global

October 13, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The 2022 Geddes Simpson Lecture will be presented by Stephen Bocking, Professor Emeritus in the Trent School of the Environment, Trent University, on Thursday, Oct.13 at 1 p.m.

Stephen Bocking is 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. In 2001, Simpson’s family established the Geddes W. Simpson Lecture Fund at the University of Maine Foundation. Simpson was a well-respected faculty member whose 55-year career in the College of Life Sciences and the Maine Agricultural Experiment Station began in 1931. He chaired the Entomology Department from 1954 until his retirement in 1974. For more information or to request a reasonable accommodation, call 207.581.5100.

Reception to follow.

Event Sponsor: Geddes W. Simpson Lecture Series Fund



October 13, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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McIntire Room, Buchanan Alumni House
2 Alumni Place
Orono, Maine 04469


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