Announcements

New York Council for the Humanities Public Scholar

From 2015 through 2018 Maher will serve as a New York Council for the Humanities Public Scholar.  In this role he will give interactive public presentations around New York State on his past and current historical research.

 

Upcoming Public Talks

"Whitey on the Moon: NASA's Apollo Mission and the Civil Rights Movement," Public Scholar lecture at the Beacon Sloop Club, Beacon, New York, February 6, 2018 (7:00 p.m.).

"Shooting (from) the Moon: NASA, the New Left, and the Vietnam War," History Lecture Series, Wilton Historical Society, Wilton, CT, February 11, 2018 (4:00 p.m.).

"Heavenly Bodies: 'Manned Space Flight' and the Women's Movement," Public Scholar lecture at the Poughkeepsie Public Library, Poughkeepsie, NY, March 10, 2018 (2:30 p.m.).

"Apollo in the Age of Aquarius:The Grassroots Politics of the Space Race," Sidwell Friends School, Washington, D.C., March 21, 2018 (2:30 p.m.).

"Grounding the Space Race: How 1960s Grassroots Politics Brought NASA Back Down to Earth," History Seminar on Contemporary Science and Technology, Smithsonian Instution's National Air and Space Museum, Washington, D.C., March 22, 2018 (4:00 p.m.).

 

Recent Invited Lectures

"Think Globally, Act Locally: How NASA's Apollo Program Launched the Environmental Movement," Public Scholar presentation at the JCC Rockland County, West Nyack, New York, April 19, 2017 (1:00 p.m.).

"Natures' New Deal: The Great Depression and Franklin Roosevelt in New York's Hudson Valley," Public Scholar presentation at the West Hurley Public Library, West Hurley, New York, June 10, 2017 (1:00 p.m.)

"Natures' New Deal: The Great Depression and Franklin Roosevelt in New York's Hudson Valley," Public Scholar presentation at the Warner Library, Tarrytown, New York, April 11, 2016 (7:00 p.m.)

"Think Globally, Act Locally: How NASA's Apollo Program Launched the Environmental Movement," Public Scholar presentation at the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York, April 24, 2016 (4:00 p.m.).

"Cold War Star Wars: The New Left and the Space Race During the Vietnam War," Center for Cold War Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, May 13, 2016.

"Think Globally, Act Locally: How NASA's Apollo Program Launched the Environmental Movement," Public Lecture, SUNY-Orange, Middletown, New York, March 14, 2016 (7:00 p.m.)

“The New Deal in Pennsylvania:  What the Great Depression Can Teach Us About the Modern Environmental Movement,” Celebration of Scholarship Keynote Lecture, Lock Haven University, April 22, 2015.

“Star War: Space Technology, Earthbound Nature, and the New Left During the Vietnam War,” Environmental Studies Lecture Series, Seton Hall University, April 9, 2015.

"Ground Control: How Apollo Scrubbed the Age of Aquarius", Program in Agrarian Studies Colloquium, Yale University, September 5, 2014.

“Shooting (from) the Moon: NASA, Nature, and the New Left during the Vietnam War,” Forum on Technology and the Liberal Arts, Lafayette College, October 22, 2014.

Neil Maher

Maher Giving Public Talk

at FDR Library

Maher talking to an audience member at the 2010 Roosevelt Reading Festival, in Hyde Park, New York.

Maher was invited to speak about the parallels between the New Deal and President Obama's stimulus package, and read from his book Nature’s New Deal: Franklin Roosevelt’s Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement (Oxford University Press, 2008.)