This is a year-long class on rewilding, returning a habitat to an earlier form. Students in this course will research historical and cultural definitions of wilderness and landscape, identify what precolonialist habitats were like in New England, survey how such places have been and might be restored, and then we will rewild part of Harvard. The class is open to both graduate students and undergraduates in a broad and relevant range of disciplines. The course will be co-taught by faculty from the History Department.
Note: GSD students enrolling in this year-long course must complete both terms of this course (parts A and B) within the same academic year in order to receive credit (4 units) and a grade in the spring term. No credit or grade will appear for the fall portion.
In order to accommodate students, the meeting day and time for the course will be determined after the course registration deadline on Wednesday, September 9th.
This course will be jointly offered with the Faculty of Arts & Sciences as HIST 1973.
Note: the instructor will offer live course presentations on 08/31, and/or 09/01. To access the detailed schedule and Zoom links, please visit the Live Course Presentations Website.