The Visiting Scholar Scheme was established some years ago to enable eminent scholars from outside of the UK to be invited to visit the School for a period of one or two weeks. These distinguished academics have interacted with staff on research matters, delivered a seminar in the School, and taken on a few other duties such as presenting one or two lectures to undergraduate classes and meeting with post-graduate students.
2013 SSC Distinguished Visiting Scholar:
Our visiting scholar this academic year is Harriet Ritvo, Arthur J. Conner Professor of History at MIT. She will be here from Monday 22nd April to Friday 26th April. Her areas of expertise are environmental history, the history of human-animal relations and the history of natural history. Her books include: The Dawn of Green: Manchester, Thirlmere, and Modern Environmentalism (Chicago UP, 2009); The Platypus and the Mermaid, and Other Figments of the Classifying Imagination (Harvard UP, 1997); The Animal Estate: The English and Other Creatures in the Victorian Age (Harvard UP, 1987); and Noble Cows and Hybrid Zebras: Essays on Animals and History (Virginia, 2010). She is currently working on wildness and animals. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and past President of the American Society for Environmental History.
SSC 2013 Distinguished Visiting Scholar Research Seminar
Thursday April 25: 3pm in Room 01-009, Elmwood Building (Geography), QUB
Title: Achieving endangerment: breeds, species and degrees of difference
Professor Ritvo will also be leading a discussion of the SSC reading group. Details available here.
Previous SSC Visiting Scholars: