University of Wisconsin–Madison

William Cronon

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

wcronon@wisc.edu

608.265.6023

Office: 5103 Mosse Humanities (also 443 Science Hall)
Mailbox: 5009 Mosse Humanities
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William Cronon


Biography

My teaching and research specializations focus principally on the environmental history, landscape history, and historical geography of North America, concentrating mainly on the United States with a secondary interest in Canada. I am committed to history that makes the past come alive for public audiences, both in the form of written storytelling and the many new media that have become available in this digital age. My current projects include a book on The Making of the American Landscape; a history of Portage, Wisconsin since the last Ice Age; and a book on the changing role of environmental concerns in American politics especially since the Second World War.

Education

Ph.D., Yale
D.Phil., Oxford
M.A., Yale
B.A., University of Wisconsin – Madison

Books

Selected Publications

  • Storytelling” (AHA Presidential Address), American Historical Review 118:1 (February 2013), 1-19.

Advisor To

History Courses

  • History/Geography/Environmental Studies 460 – American Environmental History – Course Webpage
  • History/Geography/Environmental Studies 469 – The Making of the American Landscape – Course Webpage
  • History/Geography 932 – Topics in American Environmental History – Course Webpage