HSOC Fall 2017 Speakers Series: Neil Maher

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  • Date/Time:
    • Monday September 25, 2017
      4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
  • Location: Old C.E. Building, Mel Conference Room 104
  • Phone: 404-894-3196
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Summary Sentence: The School of History and Sociology invites historian Dr. Neil Maher from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

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Neil Maher presents "Apollo in the Age of Aquarius: An Environmental History of the Space Race in 1960s America."

Dr. Neil Maher (Ph.D. in History from New York University) is an associate professor of history in the Federated History Department at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers University, Newark.  His research interests include 20th-century environmental and political history, the history of technology and medicine, and cultural landscapes.

Maher's new book, Apollo in the Age of Aquarius, was recently published by Harvard University Press in March 2017. The book is the first to explore the intertwined history of the space race to the moon and the social and political movements of the 1960s era, including those for civil rights, peace in Vietnam, environmentalism, women's equality, the hippie counterculture, and right-wing conservatism.

Maher's first book, Nature’s New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement(Oxford University Press, 2008), received the Charles A. Weyerhaeuser Book Award in 2009.

He is currently working on two new book projects, including a guidebook for scholars in the environmental humanities interested in incorporating visual culture into their scholarship and teaching, and also an eco-biography of a 19th century Hudson River home.


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School of History and Sociology

Invited Audience
Faculty/Staff, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
environmental history, space, speakers series
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