We are very happy to continue our weekly feature on The Roundtable, entitled – Ideas Matter: Checking in with the Public Humanities. It is our chance to check in with the Humanities Councils throughout our 7-State area to discuss important ideas and why they do indeed matter.
This morning we key in on the environmental history of New York, the effect of the environment on culture, and environmental conservation. This topic is related to the New York Council for the Humanities's new Community Conversations on Environmental Stewardship.
David Stradling, Professor of History, University of Cincinnati, joins us. He teaches urban and environmental history at the University of Cincinnati, where his research has focused on issues such as air quality and the effects of urbanization. One of his recent books is The Nature of New York: An Environmental History of the Empire State.