Department of History
Ph.D., M.A., University of Kansas
B.A., Truman State University
Adam Sundberg’s interest in environmental history and historical geographic information systems (HGIS) developed during time spent in the Netherlands for his undergraduate study abroad. This international experience proved catalytic and Sundberg pursued these interests independently before enrolling in a graduate program in 2008 at the University of Kansas to study Dutch environmental history. During his time at KU, he was part of a cohort of Ph.D. students from the natural and social sciences engaged in climate change research and taught courses in the history and environmental studies departments.
His research focuses on 17th- and 18th-century climate-induced natural disasters and their economic and cultural impacts. Sundberg is also engaged in HGIS projects dealing with invasive species in the early modern Netherlands and an historical landscape reconstruction of Southern Louisiana in the 19th century.