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October 19, 2010

Christine Keiner Kicks Off Farming for the Future Seminar Series

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On Monday, September 20th, the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future and the Johns Hopkins Department of History of Science and Technology presented the first speaker in the Farming for the Future seminar series. Christine Keiner, who recently published The Oyster Question: Scientists, Watermen, and the Maryland Chesapeake Bay since 1880, spoke on the history of oyster farming in the Chesapeake Bay and the role of historical knowledge in the political decision-making process. Having earned a B.A. in biology from McDaniel College and a Ph.D. in the history of science from Johns Hopkins, Dr. Keiner now teaches as an associate professor in the science, technology, and society/public policy department at Rochester Institute of Technology. Her lecture was the first of six in the 2010-2011 Farming for the Future seminar series at the Bloomberg School of Public Health: there will be two more aquaculture seminars in the fall, followed by three in the spring that will focus on land-based animal farming.