Adam Sundberg

Adam Sundberg, PhD

Adam Sundberg, PhD
Associate Professor

Humanities Center 220

Adam Sundberg

Adam Sundberg works at the intersection of cultural, environmental and digital history. A specialist in the early modern Netherlands, his research focuses on the cultural, technological, and social responses to nature-induced disasters at the closing of the Dutch Golden Age. He employs a wide variety of sources in his research including documentary sources, material culture, and historical geographic information systems. He has also worked on numerous collaborative projects including an ongoing geo-historical examination of women’s’ landholdings in southern Louisiana.


PhD (2015), University of Kansas
MA (2011), University of Kansas
BA (2007), Truman State University

Courses Taught

Global Perspectives in History: Europe and the World
Mapping History: Cartography from the Early Modern to the Digital Age
Global Environmental History

Recent Articles

Sundberg, A. and S. Sundberg. “Happy Land: Women Landowners in Early West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, 1813-1845,” Agricultural History 90.4 (Winter 2016).

Sundberg, A. “An Uncommon Threat: Shipworms as a Novel Disaster,” Dutch Crossing: Journal of Low Countries Studies 40.2 (June 2016): 122-138.

Sundberg, A. “Molluscan Explosion: The Dutch Shipworm Epidemic of the 1730s.” Environment & Society Portal, Arcadia 2015, no.14. Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society.

Sundberg, A. “Claiming the Past: History, Memory, and Innovation following the Christmas Flood of 1717,” Environmental History 20, no. 2 (2015): 238-261.


National Science Foundation, DDRIG Research Grant, 2013-2015.
J. William Fulbright Research Grant (Netherlands), 2011-2012.