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J. DONALD HUGHES
University of Denver
John Evans Distinguished Professor and
Professor Emeritus, Department of History
Mailing address: 25 Spring Street, Apt. 302, Princeton, NJ 08542
Home phone: 609-921-1838
Research Interest: environmental history (world)
Favorite Musician: Pam Hughes
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, ancient history (Greece, Rome, and Egypt), and Pacific islands history. Among his recent publications (listed in full in an attachment to this website) are What Is Environmental History?, (Polity, 2006), 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 Pan's Travail: Environmental Problems of the Ancient Greeks and Romans (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996, second edition in preparation). He is a founding member of both the American Society for Environmental History (organized in 1976), the European Society for Environmental History, and the and South Asian Environmental History society. He serves on the board of the East Asian Association of Environmental Historians. 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 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, Leiden, Leipzig, and St Andrews (Scotland).
Additional biographical information may be found in the file marked "Interview" under Publications on this page.