Don Hughes

Don Hughes

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    • Brief CV:

      J. Donald Hughes is John Evans Distinguished Professor, and Professor Emeritus of History, at the University of Denver. He lives in Princeton, New Jersey. His research fields are environmental history (world), world history, and ancient history (Greece, Rome, and Egypt). Among his recent publications (listed in an attachment to this website) are What Is Environmental History?, (Polity, new edition 2015), An Environmental History of the World: Humankind's Changing Role in the Community of Life (Routledge, second edition 2009), The Mediterranean: An Environmental History (ABC-CLIO, 2005), and Environmental Problems of the Greeks and Romans (Johns Hopkins University Press, second edition 2014). He is a founding member of  the American Society for Environmental History (organized in 1976), the European Society for Environmental History, the East Asian Association of Environmental Historians, and the South Asian Environmental History society.  He is past editor of the journal, Environmental History (then titled Environmental Review). He received the Distinguished Service Award of ASEH in 2000. He has served as a research associate of the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. His undergraduate degree was completed at the University of California at Los Angeles, and his Ph.D. at Boston University, with graduate study at Cambridge University, UK, and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Greece. He taught environmental history for a semester at Beijing Normal University, China. He has given invited lectures on environmental history in Athens, Bangalore, Beijing, Bochum (Germany), Braga (Portugal), Chicago, Delhi, Florianopolis (Brazil), Hualien (Taiwan), Istanbul, Kaua'i, Kolkata, Kyoto, Leiden, Leipzig, Madison (WI), Princeton University, St Andrews (Scotland), Taipei, Takamatsu (Japan) and Tianjin.

      Additional biographical information may be found in the file marked "Interview" under Publications on this page.


      University of Denver  

      John Evans Distinguished Professor and

      Professor Emeritus, Department of History 


      Mailing address:  72 Erdman Ave., Princeton NJ 08540

      Home phone: 

      Cell: 1-303-906-6712

      Personal information:
      Research Interest: environmental history (world)
      Favorite Musician: Pam Hughes

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