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
Curriculum Vitae (pdf) | Website
Center for Culture, History, and Environment
Office Hours: Wednesdays 9:45-11:45

William Cronon


Biography

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

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