HIST 2040 Air Pollution: A Global History





Professors Sunil Amrith and David Jones

Also offered as HISTSCI 240.

Air pollution has become a leading cause of death worldwide, killing more people than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria. This seminar draws on environmental history, history of science, and history of policy to understand this problem. It will examine the material history of air pollution, from the ancient world, to the industrialization of Europe and America, to contemporary India and China. It will track the shifting configurations of how air pollution has been understood as a social, medical, or...

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