History Department
History Department

Raymond Hyser


M.A., Social Sciences, University of Chicago, B.A., History and Art History, University of Virginia

Raymond Hyser

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Interests


Global Environmental History, History of Science, Environmental History of the British Empire, Agrarian Studies, Commodities, Knowledge Networks, Ecology, Anthropocene

Biography


Raymond Hyser is a second-year Ph.D. student in the History Department. He holds a MA in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, and a BA in History and Art History from the University of Virginia.

His research interests include the intertwining histories of science, agriculture, and the environment in trans-imperial spaces, particularly within the British Empire, during the nineteenth century. He also has a growing interest in world history and digital humanities. His current research traces the agricultural knowledge networks of coffee cultivation between the West Indies and South Asia during the long nineteenth century.

Raymond has a special interest in digital humanities and making history more accessible to the public. He currently works as the Digital Humanities Developer for Not Even Past and sits on the steering committee for the Beyond 2020 Living History project. He also served as a Project Associate for World History Commons.