A lecture by Professor David Biggs, Department of History, University of California, Riverside
Histories of American military intervention in Vietnam typically describe the war's effects on the natural environment in the most general terms. This talk highlights a more detailed study of local
environmental changes associated with events of the war in one specific area of the Mekong Delta. Integrating oral histories, historic maps, and archival documents, David Biggs considers how local wartime projects and an active guerilla insurgency shaped both the natural environment and the social landscape.
David Biggs is an Assistant Professor in History at the University of California-Riverside. His dissertation, completed in June 2004 at the University of Washington, is titled "Between the Rivers and Tides: A Hydraulic History of the Mekong Delta, 1820-1975."
Cost: Free and open to the public
Parking in Lot 3 costs $7.
Sponsor(s): Center for Southeast Asian Studies