Lecture: Alexander von Humboldt: Polymath of His Time with Tom Lovejoy

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 1 – 2pm EDT
Join Tom Lovejoy, professor of environmental science at George Mason University, for the fifth lecture in a six-part series that examines the profound impact of Alexander von Humboldt, a renowned Prussian naturalist and explorer and one of the most influential figures of the nineteenth century. This thought-provoking online lecture is presented in conjunction with SAAM’s landmark exhibition Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture that examines how Humboldt’s ideas shaped American perceptions of nature and the way American cultural identity became grounded in our relationship with the environment.

This program is part of our online lecture series The World of Alexander von Humboldt. Sign up for the entire series now!
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