Keith PluymersStatus: Pre_Qual
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After growing up in New Jersey, I completed my BA in History at the University of Delaware where I wrote an honors thesis on the role of cattle in the England's seventeenth-century colonial project in Ireland. My dissertation examines the shifting relationships between people and the environment that shaped England's Atlantic expansion in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In addition, I have examined piracy and illicit trade in seventeenth-century Ireland.
- BA Univ Delaware
- Teaching Assistant, University of Southern California, 2010
Summary Statement of Research Interests
- I am currently exploring how English writers thought about nature and how these ideas shaped settlers' environmental behavior in seventeenth-century Ireland and North America.
- Nature, Agriculture, Colonization, Ireland, England, Early Colonial North America, Early Modern, Environmental History
- Early Modern Europe, Atlantic World, England, Ireland, Colonial North America, Environmental and Agrarian History, Colonization
Pluymers, K. D. "Taming the Wilderness in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century Ireland and Virginia." Environmental History Vol. 16, no. 4. (2011): 610–632.