The Slocan Valley Community Management Forest Project committee. Photo: SVCMFP Final Report.
The Slocan Valley Community Management Forest Project committee. Photo: SVCMFP Final Report.
“Prairie Rural Electric” Print from 35 mm black and white film, taken in the early 1990s, off of Highway 2, north of Nanton, Alberta. (James Opp, All rights reserved)
“Prairie Rural Electric” Print from 35 mm black and white film, taken in the early 1990s, off of Highway 2, north of Nanton, Alberta. (James Opp, All rights reserved)

Slocan Man vs. Beer Can Man?: Gender, Work, and Environmental Politics in the West Kootenays

The Slocan Valley Community Management Forest Project committee. Photo: SVCMFP Final Report.

Editor’s note: This is the sixth in a series of posts considering the intersection between environmental history and gender history. The entire series is available here. “Hug a Tree, Hug a Lager.” This […]

Environment Canada Climate History Collection: An Update

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The Environment Canada climate-related archival collection, which came to the University of Western Ontario on long-term loan in 2014, has now been fully catalogued and is available to researchers visiting ARCC at […]

Ian McTaggart-Cowan in Banff & Jasper: Bringing Wildlife Science to the National Parks

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Zoologist and conservationist Ian McTaggart-Cowan, who died in 2010, has been called the father of Canadian ecology. The publication last year of two books on his life and works — The Real Thing […]

Indian Residential Schools: An Environmental and Gender History

Two boys cutting hay with two teams of horses, St. Michael's Indian Residential School, Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, unknown date. Credit: Library and Archives Canada.

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of posts considering the intersection between environmental history and gender history. The entire series is available here. I do not actually plan to […]

CFP: Transitions in Energy Landscapes and Everyday Life in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

A Workshop organized by the Material Cultures of Energy Project and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society Venue: Kerschensteiner Kolleg / Deutsches Museum Munich, Germany Date: Thurs 27 […]

Review of Thistle, Resettling the Range

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John Thistle, Resettling the Range: Animals, Ecologies, and Human Communities in Early British Columbia (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015), 244 pp, ISBN: 9780774828383. Reviewed by Mica Jorgenson Like many commuters travelling […]

Envisioning Canadian Energy Landscapes Photos

“Prairie Rural Electric” Print from 35 mm black and white film, taken in the early 1990s, off of Highway 2, north of Nanton, Alberta. (James Opp, All rights reserved)

Last month we held an image contest called “Envisioning Canadian Energy Landscapes.” The contest invited participants to submit both historical and contemporary photographs that represent Canada’s relationship with energy. Here […]

Register Now: Calgary Institute for the Humanities Community Forum on Urban Animals

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Next week, I will be speaking on a panel for the 2016 annual community forum at the Calgary Institute for the Humanities. The theme for this year’s panel is “Calgary: City […]

“Will you be sick during the time of the trip?”

Docked canoe on Pog Lake in Algonquin Park. Summer, 2013.  Photo: Dan Cojocari (Wikimedia Commons).

Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series of posts considering the intersection between environmental history and gender history. The entire series is available here. In the fall of 1981 at […]

A call for collections: the Canadian History & Environment Series

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The Canadian History & Environment series is the product of a partnership between University of Calgary Press and NiCHE. Four great edited collections have already been published and four more are in development. And […]

“Stumps”: Jane Rule on Galiano

"Stumps," Galiano Island. Photo: Cate Sandilands.

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of posts considering the intersection between environmental history and gender history. The entire series is available here. Jane Rule (1931-2007) was a novelist, […]

Call for Proposals: Indigenous Feminism Edited Collection

Call for Proposals: Indigenous Feminism Edited Collection Intergenerational Indigenous Feminisms Editors: Erica Violet Lee, Sarah Nickel, Amanda Fehr University of Manitoba Press (UMP)   The editors are seeking proposals for […]