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Peder Anker

Associate Professor
pja7@nyu.edu
(212) 998-7389
1 Wash Pl, Room 425

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Office Hours
Monday Sabbatical
Tuesday Sabbatical
Wednesday Sabbatical
Thursday Sabbatical
Friday Sabbatical

B.A. Philosophy & Environmental Studies, University of Oslo, 1990
M.A. Philosophy, University of Oslo, 1993
M.A. History of Science, Harvard University, 1998
Ph.D. History of Science, Harvard University, 1999

Professor Peder Anker's teaching and research interests lie in the history of science, ecology, environmentalism and design, as well as environmental philosophy. He has received research fellowships from the Fulbright Program, the Dibner Institute, and the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, and been a visiting scholar at both Columbia University and University of Oslo. With Louise Harpman and Mitchell Joachim, Professor Anker is the co-author of Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned (Prestel, 2014), a showcase of design research as it relates to visionary architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, and ecological planning. He is the author of From Bauhaus to Ecohouse: A History of Ecological Design (Louisiana State University Press, 2010), which explores the intersection of architecture and ecological science, and Imperial Ecology: Environmental Order of the British Empire, 1895-1945 (Harvard University Press, 2001), which investigates how the promising new science of ecology flourished in the British Empire. Anker’s current book project explores the history of ecological debates in his country of birth, Norway. He received his PhD in history of science from Harvard University in 1999. Links to his articles and up-to-date information about his work are available at http://pederanker.com.

Teaching and Research Interests

history of science, environmental affairs, ecology, and sustainable design

Peder Anker

Recent News

Professor Peder Anker published the article “A pioneer country? A history of Norwegian climate politics” in the March 2016 issue of Climatic Change.

In February 2016, Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, and Mitchell Joachim, through Global Design NYU, convened ENVISION: Nature and Design, a dialogue between disparate researchers within the Gallatin community, aimed at broadening the horizons on the meanings of Nature and Design.

Professor Anker, along with Louise Harpman, and Mitchell Joachim, has had published Global Design: Elsewhere Envisioned (Prestel 2014), a showcase of design research as it relates to visionary architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, and ecological planning.  

 

Courses

2018 Spring

Designing for New Climates: Histories of Adaptation

2017 Spring

Designing for New Climates: Histories of Adaptation

2016 Fall

History of Environmental Sciences Before Darwin

History of Ecology and Environmentalism

2015 Fall

History of Environmental Sciences Before Darwin