People

Jonathan Harwood

Visiting Scholar (Aug 2020-Dec 2020)

Jonathan Harwood is a historian of science and technology with a particular interest in agriculture. Following a PhD in molecular biology at Harvard (1970), he studied sociology at Bristol (UK) and spent most of his career at the University of Manchester with sabbaticals in Berlin and Cambridge, Massachusetts. After publishing extensively on the history of genetics and plant breeding in Germany, he began about fifteen years ago to work on the Green Revolution in the global South with a particular focus upon the role of experts in that process.

Projects

Another Green Revolution? Extracting "Lessons" from History

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Europe’s Green Revolution: The Rise and Fall of Peasant-Friendly Plant Breeding in Central Europe, 1890–1945

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Selected Publications

Harwood, J. (2019). Could the Adverse Consequences of the Green Revolution Have Been Foreseen? How Experts Respondes to Unwelcome Evidence. Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, 44(4), 509-535. doi:10.1080/21683565.2019.1644411.

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Harwood, J. (2018). Green Revolution. In H. Callan (Ed.), The International Encyclopedia of Anthropology (pp. 2786-2794). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. doi:10.1002/9781118924396.wbiea1599.

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Harwood, J. (2020). Whatever Happened to the Mexican Green Revolution? Agroecology & Sustainable Food Systems, 45. doi:10.1080/21683565.2020.1752350.

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Harwood, J. (2019). Was the Green Revolution Intended to Maximise Food Production? International Journal for Agricultural Sustainability, 17(4), 312-325. doi:10.1080/14735903.2019.1637236.

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Events

Conference

The Making of Useful Knowledge

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