William Cronon

My specializations are environmental history, history of the American West, historical geography.

My Research and Teaching Interests include environmental history, history of the American West, comparative frontier history, United States 19th and 20th century social and economic history, urban history, history of technology, quantitative and computer methods, digital scholarship, the writing of history, public history.


Education:

  • PhD - Yale
  • DPhil - Oxford
  • MA - Yale
  • BA - University of Wisconsin - Madison 

Books: 

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Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature, (New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1996).  View Book Details
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Nature's Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West, (New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1991).  View Book Details
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Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England (New York: Hill & Wang, 1983).  View Book Details

Selected Publications:

Advisor To:

  • Lauren Ayers
  • Spring Greeney
  • Rachel Gross
  • Brian Hamilton
  • Randall Puckett
  • Alexandra Ridnick
  • John Suval
  • Kate Wersan

History Courses:

  • History 460 - American Environmental History - Course Webpage
  • History/Geography 932 - Topics in American Environmental History - Course Webpage

William Cronon

Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography, and Environmental Studies

Director of the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE) of the Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies.


608.265.6023 

wcronon@wisc.edu

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Website

Center for Culture, History, and Environment 

Office:
5103 Mosse Humanities (also 443 Science Hall)

Mailbox:
5009 Mosse Humanities

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