Peter Anderson

Contract Instructor

Degrees:B.Hum, M.A. Public History (Carleton), Ph.D. (Queen's)

Peter Anderson

Peter Anderson is an interdisciplinary historical researcher. His research focuses on the confluence between science, the state, and landscape change in Canada. In particular, he studies the place of Ottawa’s Central Experimental Farm in local, national, and international networks of agricultural science since the late nineteenth century. His current project, “Excavating Canadian Soil Science History,” is undertaken with a multidisciplinary team including public historians, geographers, and physical scientists. He is a member of the Coalition to Protect the Central Experimental Farm and part of Ottawa (de)Tours.

Research Interests

  • History of science
  • Cultural geographies of nature
  • History of Ottawa
  • The intersection of local, national, and imperial histories
  • Active and Public history