Clara Immerwahr

Clara Immerwahr, a German physical chemist, was born on June 21, 1870 to a middle-class Jewish family outside of Breslau (present-day Wrocław, Poland). Her father had studied chemistry but was unable to pursue an academic career due to his religious background....

The Bombs Still Blow: Environmental Legacies of WWI

In 1914, agriculture, industry and warfare formed a violent triad of destruction. While combat damage to nature was generally short-lived, major environmental changes occurred behind the battlefields. Join Tait Keller, Associate Professor of History at Rhodes College , as he explores how warfare and energy extraction coevolved during the war and explains how the intersections of armed conflict, human victimization, and environmental exploitation still affect us today.