Alexander von Humboldt’s 250th Anniversary

Duke is celebrating Alexander von Humboldt’s 250th anniversary with a variety of activities, including a reading group, special lectures, and a day-long colloquium with external experts on Alexander von Humboldt and his contributions to natural history and natural philosophy. 

Save These Dates!

1 October 2019,  Lynn W. Day Lectureship given by Andrea Wulf, best-selling author of The Invention of Nature, 6:30-8pm, Love Auditorium, Levine Science Research Center (LSRC) on Duke’s West Campus. Parking in Bryan Center parking lot and deck. Lecture is free and open to the public. 

1-2 November 2019, Celebratory Colloquium for Alexander von Humboldt’s 250th  at the Forest History Society, 2925 Academy Rd., just off Duke’s west campus.

For more information contact organizers: Daniel Richter and Zackary Johnson, Nicholas School of the Environment; Steven Anderson and James Lewis at (919) 682-9319, Forest History Society; or visit:

Sponsored by Bass Connections at Duke University, Forest History Society, Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Studies in Science and Cultural Theory, Duke’s Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke’s Department of History, Franklin Humanities Institute, and National Humanities Center.

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