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Bathsheba Demuth

October 19, Copley Square
Bathsheba DeMuth is an environmental historian, professor, and author. DeMuth specializes in the northern environments and cultures of the lands and seas of the Russian and North American Arctic, and she is an assistant professor of history and environment and society at Brown University. She has lived in the Old Crow village of Yukon and has visited communities along the Arctic. Her writings have appeared in the Boston Globe and Past Underfoot, and her latest release, Floating Coast, is an environmental history of the Bering Strait, exploring capitalism, communism, and Arctic ecology since the Industrial Revolution. It is the first comprehensive history of Beringia, the waters and lands stretching from Russia to Canada, and Publishers Weekly calls it “a history . . . with both insight and, in an era of climatic peril, urgency.”