Georges Island, McNab's Island, and Halifax Harbour, August 2016
Georges Island, McNab's Island, and Halifax Harbour, August 2016
William McFarlane Notman, Royal Tour: lumbering demonstration, Rockcliffe, Ottawa, ON, 1901. Silver salts on film, gelatin silver process. 12 x 17 cm. VIEW-6757, McCord Museum.
William McFarlane Notman, Royal Tour: lumbering demonstration, Rockcliffe, Ottawa, ON, 1901. Silver salts on film, gelatin silver process. 12 x 17 cm. VIEW-6757, McCord Museum.
Road building in Banff, 1925. Source: Environment and Society Portal; Second Century Club collection.
Road building in Banff, 1925. Source: Environment and Society Portal; Second Century Club collection.
Old Women's Buffalo Jump, Alberta
Old Women's Buffalo Jump, Alberta

To the Sea, To the Sea (A NEAR-EH Recap)

Georges Island, McNab's Island, and Halifax Harbour, August 2016

(With apologies to the Smallest Turtle) On August 12-13, the North East & Atlantic Region Environmental History group (NEAR-EH, formerly the Northeast & Atlantic Canada Environmental History Forum, itself the […]

Sliding down the Timber Chute: The 1901 Royal Tour of Canada

William McFarlane Notman, Royal Tour: lumbering demonstration, Rockcliffe, Ottawa, ON, 1901. Silver salts on film, gelatin silver process. 12 x 17 cm. VIEW-6757, McCord Museum.

Editor’s Note: This post is the first in the “Seeds: New Research in Environmental History” series cosponsored by NiCHE and Edge Effects, highlighting the work of members of the American Society for […]

#EnvHist Worth Reading: July 2016

Road building in Banff, 1925. Source: Environment and Society Portal; Second Century Club collection.

Every month I carefully track the most popular and significant environmental history articles, videos, audio, and other items making their way through the online environmental history (#envhist) community. You can […]

CFP: Early American Environmental Histories

The William and Mary Quarterly and the Early Modern Studies Institute at the University of Southern California seek proposals for a workshop on “Early American Environmental Histories,” to be held […]

CHESS 2016 Reflections: Reconciliation and Environment

Old Women's Buffalo Jump, Alberta

Editor’s Note: This article features spherical photographs from CHESS 2016. Just click and drag the cursor on the images to get the full view. For me and many of the […]

Water History Conference 2017

WATER HISTORY CONFERENCE 2017 GRAND RAPIDS, USA JUNE 15-17, 2017 The Water History conference of the International Water History Association (IWHA) in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, will once again provide […]

“North Stars Flieth Here:” On Maps and Humour in Environmental History

In June 1953, Trans Canada Air Lines’s Advertising Department debuted a new in-flight information packet. Available to every passenger on every TCA aircraft, this packet was likely seen by over one […]

Archival Donation: Western Forest Products

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The Canadian Forest History Preservation Project is happy to announce a significant corporate BC-based archival donation. Western Forest Products has made an important archival donation to UBC Rare Books and […]

Sustainable Farm Systems in Mallorca

View of Mallorca from Santuari de Cura, photo by author

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series showing the work of the Sustainable Farm Systems project For the last five years, the Sustainable Farm Systems project has explored the socio-ecological transition from […]

ICEHO Survey

ICEHO image 2, 2016

The International Consortium for Environmental History Organizations has just launched a new website at iceho.org and, to kick off that website,  has launched a survey of the global environmental history community. […]

Returning From Parts Unknown: A report back from a voyage of exploration to the Laurier Archives

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When Julia Hendry, Head of Archives and Special Collections at Wilfrid Laurier Archives, described the primary documents I had been perusing for the previous 5 days as “uncharted territory”, the […]

NiCHE New Scholars Year End

Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, AB.  Photo by author.

The NiCHE New Scholars Committee has finished the 2015/2016 year as we enter the summer and participants get busy with conferences and research trips.  Over the past year the New […]