I’m Adam Mandelman, an environmental historian, writer, editor, and cartographer. I like to build and manage spaces for digital storytelling. I’m also currently writing a book based on my PhD research for the Weyerhaeuser Environmental Books Series at the University of Washington Press.
From July 2015 through December 2016, I was managing editor of Wisconsin 101, a collaborative history project that invites the public to tell stories about the history and geography of Wisconsin through unusual objects. Check out a recent feature on the project from Wisconsin Public Radio’s Central Time. Before Wisconsin 101, I developed and managed Edge Effects, a public-facing digital journal of the Center for Culture, History, and Environment at the University of Wisconsin—Madison.
For my doctoral research, I followed three centuries of human misadventure in the watery landscapes of the Mississippi River Delta. The project was directed by William Cronon in the Department of Geography at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My dissertation committee also included Craig Colten, Nancy Langston, Paul Robbins, Erika Marin-Spiotta, and Matthew Turner.
While you’re here, you can explore my work, read more about my research, take a look at my CV, or peruse the archives of my discontinued blog about watery landscapes. You can also check out some resources and links or follow me on Twitter.