Mark R. Stoll

Professor of Environmental History

Texas Tech University

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About Mark Stoll

Mark Stoll studies environmental history and the history of religion. He is an avid hiker and backpacker, a traveler, a fan of rock and classical music, a student of languages, and a professor of history at Texas Tech University. He is fascinated with the ways that religion and culture subtly shape our attitudes and politics. Stoll has degrees from Rice University and the University of Texas at Austin. Between degrees, he lived in San Francisco and traveled a year in India and Sri Lanka.

Recent honor: For the 40th anniversary of the journal Environmental History, the editors listed "path-breaking scholarship that has shaped our field," including "Milton in Yosemite: Paradise Lost and the National Parks Idea."


News

Recent Award

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College of Arts and Sciences
Excellence in Research Award for the Humanities
2017

Upcoming Events

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Thursday, March 30, 1:30-3:00 p.m.:

"Rethinking Religion and Environmentalism: Inherit the Holy Mountain and Environmental History," roundtable at the meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, Drake Hotel, Chicago, Illinois

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"Olana & the Holy Mountain: Religion and the Rise of American Environmentalism"
Olana State Historic Site
Hudson, New York
3:00 p.m., June 17, 2017


Pilgrimages

Visits to iconic places in environmental and religious history
 

29 May-11 June, 2016
England and Scotland

John Knox, Richard Mather, William Wordsworth, John Muir, and John Lennon

27 June 2014
Geneva

The Wall of the Reformation
Geneva, Switzerland

21-24 May 2012
Cradle of Conservation

The Catskills, the Adirondacks, Woodstock (Vt.), and Northampton

28 & 30 March 2012
Wisconsin's Environmental Saints

John Muir country, Marquette County, and Aldo Leopold's Shack in Sand County

September 2008
Kings Canyon National Park

Muir Pass on the John Muir Trail

 

Blog Posts, Interviews, and Video Lectures

2016 2015


Reviews of Inherit the Holy Mountain