A Global Environmental History of the First World War
ACLS Burkhardt Fellowship, 2018–19
Tait Keller is an Associate Professor of History and former Director of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. His research focuses on environmental change in times of crisis and conflict. He is currently working on his book project, A Global Environmental History of the First World War, which is under contract with Cambridge University Press. He has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research, the European Commission, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Keller has given invited lectures in Africa, India, Turkey, across Europe, and throughout the United States. He earned his BA in History at the University of Rochester and his MA in German and European Studies and PhD in History at Georgetown University.
- NHC Beyond Beauty: Exploring the Environmental Humanities series: “The Lasting Environmental Impact of the Great War,” at Chapel Hill Public Library, February 9, 2019
- Keller, Tait. Apostles of the Alps: Mountaineering and Nation Building in Germany and Austria, 1860-1939. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2016.
- Keller, Tait. “Aux marges écologique de la belligerence. Vers une histoire environnnementale globale de la Première Guerre mondiale.” Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales 1 (2016): 65–85.
- Keller, Tait. “Destruction of the Ecosystem.” 1914-1918-Online International Encyclopedia of the First World War. Edited by Ute Daniel, Peter Gatrell, Oliver Janz, Heather Jones, Jennifer Keene, Alan Kramer, and Bill Nasson. 2014.
- Keller, Tait. “The Mountains Roar: The Alps During the Great War.” Environmental History 14, no. 2 (April 1, 2009): 253–74.