“Don flood, south from Bloor Viaduct” 1918. Source: City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1231, Item 33
“Don flood, south from Bloor Viaduct” 1918. Source: City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1231, Item 33
Modern Treaty Territories in Canada in 2009. Nearly half of Canada’s lands and waters are in some way impacted by these comprehensive land claim agreements. Reproduced with permission of the Land Claims Agreement Coalition.
Modern Treaty Territories in Canada in 2009. Nearly half of Canada’s lands and waters are in some way impacted by these comprehensive land claim agreements. Reproduced with permission of the Land Claims Agreement Coalition.
Cavendish Beach, PEI National Park (December 2010)
Cavendish Beach, PEI National Park (December 2010)
The Forest School in High Park, Toronto (13 June 1917), Library & Archives Canada
The Forest School in High Park, Toronto (13 June 1917), Library & Archives Canada

Nature’s Past Episode 54: Reclaiming the Don, From Dissertation to Book

“Don flood, south from Bloor Viaduct” 1918. Source: City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1231, Item 33

    Episode 54: Reclaiming the Don, From Dissertation to Book [28:00] Download Audio In 2008, I interviewed Jennifer Bonnell about her work on the environmental history of the Don River […]

Modern Treaties in Canada: A Call for Engaged, Collaborative Historical Research

Modern Treaty Territories in Canada in 2009. Nearly half of Canada’s lands and waters are in some way impacted by these comprehensive land claim agreements. Reproduced with permission of the Land Claims Agreement Coalition.

by Andrew Stuhl, Bruce Uviluq, Anna Logie, and Derek Rasmussen Editor’s note: This post originally appeared at ActiveHistory.ca. Modern treaties are reshaping Canada. Since 1975, the federal government and Indigenous communities […]

The Environmental History of the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Cavendish Beach, PEI National Park (December 2010)

He was looking at her closely as they went up a hill after crossing a river so blue that Jane had exclaimed in rapture over it . . . a […]

The Now-Annual Call for Syllabi

The Forest School in High Park, Toronto (13 June 1917), Library & Archives Canada

It’s a new school year – new lunchbox, new pencils, new syllabi! Like last year, if you’ve got new classes in or involving environmental history, we’d like to hear from […]

Call for Participants: CHESS 2017 Gender and Indigenous Landscapes

Crawford Lake. Source: Perry Quan, Flickr

Host Institution: York University, Toronto, Ontario ***Applications due: October 16, 2016*** Online Application Form http://niche-canada.org/chess2017 The Network in Canadian History and Environment is pleased to invite applications for the 2017 […]

History Lingers at Muskrat Falls

Muskrat Falls Generating Station under construction (copyright Nalco)

Editor’s Note: This post is the fourth and final in a series titled “Dam Nation: Hydroelectric Developments in Canada.” Is Muskrat Falls a Big Dam? Muskrat Falls is an 824-megawatt capacity hydroelectric project […]

Hydroelectric Development in Eeyou-James Bay

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Editor’s Note: This post is the third in a series titled “Dam Nation: Hydroelectric Developments in Canada.” James Bay is a place that evokes different histories, different perspectives of nationhood, and a good […]

CFP AAG 2017: Interdisciplinary research on past environments

**Call For Papers** What does it mean to do interdisciplinary research on past environments? Exploring mixed methods in geography through the lens of critical physical geography.   AAG, April 5-9 […]

SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellowships and Collaborating Mentors: Call for Applications

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications from early career scholars (≤ 4 years post PhD) for 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships that begin August 2017. Fellows […]

“To C or not to C”: Dam Development in Northern British Columbia

Photo Credit: Emma Gilchrist, DeSmog Canada

Editor’s Note: This post is the second in a series titled “Dam Nation: Hydroelectric Developments in Canada.”   The pun is terrible, but Hamlet’s soliloquy about choices and consequences is an apt place […]

#EnvHist Worth Reading: August 2016

Rideau river at Manotick Mill. Source: Roy MacGregor / The Globe and Mail

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 […]

Dam Nation: Hydroelectric Developments in Canada

Parks Canada sign on Rideau System. Photo by Daniel Macfarlane

Editor’s Note: This is the introductory post for a series titled “Dam Nation: Hydroelectric Developments in Canada.”    Is hydroelectricity “green”? Renewable energy advocates are divided on this score. On the one hand, electricity from […]