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Adam Romero publishes "Beyond the Mother Lode: Synthetic Cyanide and the Chemicalization of California Gold Mining (1895-1905)"

Adam Romero

IAS faculty member Adam Romero published "Beyond the Mother Lode: Synthetic Cyanide and the Chemicalization of California Gold Mining (1885-1905)" in California History.  The article narrates California's chemically induced second gold rush through the lens of synthetic cyanide. In coupling California's geological, environmental, and economic history to the changing nature of gold ore (“peak gold”) in the late 1880s, it explores the role that the development of cyanide leaching and ...

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Adam Romero receives American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship

IAS faculty member Adam Romero received an American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) for 2018-19.  The highly-competitive fellowship will support the completion of Romero’s book project: Economic Poisoning: Industrial Waste and the Chemicalization of United States Agriculture, 1860-1945.

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Adam Romero provides coal products tree to Atlantic article

An archival image collected by IAS faculty member Adam Romero was recently highlighted by environmental sociologist Rebecca Altman in The Atlantic. Altman's article, "How the Benzene Tree Polluted the World," explores the use of tree metaphors in naturalizing the products of the chemical industry.  Professor Romero acquired the image titled, ‘Coal Products Tree’ at ...

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Adam Romero co-edits newly published Genealogies of Environmentalism: The Lost Works of Clarence Glacken

IAS faculty member Adam Romero, in collaboration with S. Ravi Rajan and Michael Watts, is co-editor of Genealogies of Environmentalism: The Lost Works of Clarence Glackenrecently released by The University of Virginia Press. In 1967, Clarence Glacken published Traces on the Rhodian Shore, considered one of the most important books on environmental issues published in the twentieth century. This volume collects previously unpublished works written by Glacken following the publication of Traces.

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Adam Romero publishes “Chemical Geographies”

IAS faculty member Adam Romero published a co-authored article, “Chemical Geographies,” in GeoHumanities.  The article is a collection of essays that arose from a conference panel on Chemical Geographies organized by Romero and Matt Huber (Syracuse University) at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  

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