Friday February 3, Dr Timothy LeCain will lead the workshop Wild Things: Objects, Environments, and the Ecology of Creativity. LeCain is part of the CAS research project After Discourse: Things, Archaeology, and Heritage in the 21st Century.

About Timothy LeCain

Timothy LeCain is Associate Professor at the Department of history at Montana State University.

Tim is a historian of the environment and technology who focuses on the ways in which a new materialist approach can help us to better understand the past. 

His new book, The Matter of History: How Things Create the Past (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming), develops a new theoretical and methodological approach that emphasizes the many ways in which a dynamic material environment creates humans, both as biological and cultural creatures.

LeCain's first book, Mass Destruction, won the 2010 best book of the year award from the American Society for Environmental History and was chosen as an Outstanding Book of the Year by Choice.

In addition Tim has published nearly fifty articles, op-ed pieces, reviews, and other pieces, and has presented his work through papers and talks around the world.

Open to all

The seminar is organised in an informal, colloquial style and is open to all interested.

Please send an email to if you want to attend.