Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

The West on Fire

Lead Scholar: William Deverell (Director, Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West, University of Southern California)

March 16, 2021

This webinar explores the past, present and future of fire in the American West. As drought and climate change deepen and as the urban/wildfire interface expands, how the West addresses fire has never been more important. Better understanding of fire history is critical to effective fire practices. This requires a broad interdisciplinary grappling with fire from sources that range across indigenous histories, settler-colonial belief, scientific understandings, and the wide range of forecasting disciplines.

Subjects: History; Environment and Nature; Wildfires; American History; Climate Change; Environmental History