Michael Guenther received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, and his M.A. & Ph.D from Northwestern University. His research examines the social and political dimensions of science in the eighteenth-century British Empire. His broader fields of interest include environmental history, science and technology studies, print culture, and the age of Enlightenment. He is also seeking to close the gap between his avid interest in gardening and the meager results he seems to encounter each summer.
Guenther is on leave for the academic year 2012-2013.
Latest Publication: "Tapping nature's bounty: science and sugar maples in the age of improvement," in Invaluable Trees: Cultures of Nature, 1660-1830, ed. Laura Auricchio, Elizabeth Heckendorn Cook, and Giulia Pacini (Oxford: SVEC, 2012), 135-149. http://xserve.volt.ox.ac.uk/VFcatalogue/details.php?recid=6527
Courses Regularly Taught:
HIS 295: Science & Society: From the Age of Newton to Darwin
HIS 220: U.S. Environmental History
HIS 235: Britain in the Modern World, I
TEC 154: The Evolution of Technology
HIS 310: Enlightenment and Revolution in Early America
HIS/ENV 395: Environmental History of the Midwest & Great Plains