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The OAH Distinguished Lectureship Program

Edmund Russell

Edmund RussellEdmund Russell is a professor of history at Boston University. His research and teaching have focused on environmental history, the history of technology, and the history of science. He is the author of War and Nature: Fighting Humans and Insects from World War I to Silent Spring (2001), which won the Edelstein Prize; "Evolutionary History: Prospectus for a New Field" (2003), which won the Leopold-Hidy Prize; Evolutionary History: Uniting History and Biology to Understand Life on Earth (2011); and Greyhound Nation: A Coevolutionary History of England, 1200–1900 (2018). He coedited Natural Enemy, Natural Ally: Toward an Environmental History of War (2004) with Richard Tucker and CQ Guide to U.S. Environmental Policy (2014) with Sally Fairfax. He has received university and state awards for his teaching.