Wilson Center Projects
Green and Grim: A Global Environmental History of the First World War
Tait Keller is an associate professor of History and former Director of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. His research focuses on environmental change in times of crisis and conflict. He is currently working on his book project, A Global Environmental History of the First World War, which is under contract with Cambridge University Press. He has received fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research, the European Commission, the German Academic Exchange Service, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Keller has given invited lectures in Africa, India, Turkey, across Europe, and throughout the United States. He earned his B.A. in History at the University of Rochester and his M.A. in German and European Studies and Ph.D. in History at Georgetown University.
- Publication OneApostles of the Alps: Mountaineering and Nation Building in Germany and Austria. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016.
- Publication Two“Aux marges écologique de la belligerence. Vers une histoire environnementale globale de la Première Guerre mondiale.” Annales. Histoire, Sciences Sociales n°1 (Janvier-Mars 2016): 65-85.
- Publication Three“Destruction of the Ecosystem.” 1914-1918-Online. International Encyclopedia of the First World War, 2014.