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Historic Deerfield, Winter Lecture Series

January 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

The Big Chill: Early Environmental Histories of Climate Change

From a centuries-long Little Ice Age to the global aftermath of the largest volcanic eruption in the last 10,000 years, this year’s series is devoted to early environmental histories and their impact on people and places. Join us for three virtual webinars this winter exploring how North American Indigenous communities and European colonizers understood and experienced the plunging temperatures and deep freezes, catastrophic flooding, and severe droughts and famine that became part of cultural memory and identity.

Sunday, January 23, 2022 2 p.m.
“The Problem of Climate in Early Colonial History”
Presented by Sam White, Ohio State University

Sunday, February 27, 2021, 2 p.m.
“Tambora: The Eruption that Changed the World”
Presented by Gillen D’Arcy Wood, University of Illinois

Sunday, March 27, 2021, 2 p.m.
“Snow Cover and Winter Knowledge of the Little Ice Age”
Presented by Thomas M. Wickman, Trinity College
Author of Snowshoe Country: An Environmental and Cultural History of Winter in the Early American Northeast

The Big Chill: Early Environmental Histories of Climate Change

Free, registration is required. This lecture series will be presented live via Zoom webinar. The link to the webinar will be sent to registrants prior to the event. Webinars will be recorded and available to registrants for viewing for two weeks after the live event. Use the button below to register online.



Historic Deerfield
84B Old Main Street
Deerfield, MA 01342
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(413) 774-5581
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