“Isn’t it nice to get away from it all?”  Edmonton Journal, 20 August 1970. Courtesy of Edd Uluschak and Simon Fraser University Editorial Cartoon collection.
“Isn’t it nice to get away from it all?” Edmonton Journal, 20 August 1970. Courtesy of Edd Uluschak and Simon Fraser University Editorial Cartoon collection.
Cover of Stanley Park: Nature and History Walk guide 1.
Cover of Stanley Park: Nature and History Walk guide 1.

Rowdy Parks: Towards a More Popular Culture of Nature in Postwar Canada

“Isn’t it nice to get away from it all?”  Edmonton Journal, 20 August 1970. Courtesy of Edd Uluschak and Simon Fraser University Editorial Cartoon collection.

This is the 7th in a series of posts written by recipients of NiCHE New Scholar Travel Grants to attend the World Congress of Environmental History in Guimarães, Portugal.   […]

Nature’s Past – Episode 44: The Second World Congress for Environmental History

The streets of Guimarães. Source: S. Kheraj

Episode 44: The Second World Congress for Environmental History, 24 September 2014 [48:01] Download Audio For five days this past July, environmental historians from around the world convened in Guimarães, Portugal for […]

Thinking about teaching

"Cavaliers Québec 2014-03-22" by Asclepias - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

This is the first in a regular series of posts on teaching environmental history and the humanities, edited by Claire Campbell. If you would like to contribute a post to the […]

NiCHE ~ Succession

cover Ontario Conservation book, 1950

September 21, 2004 could reasonably be called the day that both my daughter Sadie and NiCHE were born. Picture the scene: A newly-assembled crib in one corner of the room. […]

Parks and Ecology: Stanley Park Nature and History Walk Guides, 1990

Cover of Stanley Park: Nature and History Walk guide 1.

For most of its history, ecology has not been a guiding principle for the management of Stanley Park. This is one of the observations that I made in my book Inventing Stanley […]

The Otter: Call for Book Reviewers

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The Otter~La Loutre is pleased to announce that it is accepting book reviews for the monthly column on Canadian environmental history. The Otter~La Loutre functions under the Network in Canadian History and […]

De ministères en ministères…

BaNQ, Réunion du Conseil des ministres de la province de Québec au Palais de justice de Montréal – [Vers 1915], COTE : P318,S2,P52. On peut y voir le premier ministre Lomer Gouin, ainsi qu’Adélard Turgeon et Jules Allard, qui ont occupé les fonctions de ministre des Terres et Forêts et de ministre de la Colonisation, des Mines et Pêcheries, à différents moments de leurs mandats entre 1905 et 1915.

Depuis mes débuts sur le blogue du NiCHE, j’ai rarement fait dans la chronique d’opinion et le commentaire politique. J’ai parfois quelques réticences quant à l’instrumentalisation de l’histoire, et plus […]

Science, Storytelling, and Environmental History

from B.E. Fernow's Age of Trees and Time of Blazing Determined by Annual Rings, 1897

This is the 6th in a series of posts written by recipients of NiCHE New Scholar Travel Grants to attend the World Congress of Environmental History in Guimarães, Portugal.   […]

Review: Land and Sea: Environmental History in Atlantic Canada

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Reviewed By: John Thistle (Labrador Institute of Memorial University) Published: The Otter-NiCHE (September, 2014) Claire Campbell and Robert Summerby-Murray, Land and Sea: Environmental History in Atlantic Canada. Fredericton: Acadiensis Press, […]

#EnvHist Worth Reading: August 2014

Source: J. DeWitt's Bookshelf

Every month we 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. Here are […]

Another Step Toward an Environmental Public History

Click here for the "Public History in a Changing Climate," special publication, Summer 2014

by Cathy Stanton. This week sees the arrival of a new issue of The Public Historian journal, edited by Leah Glaser and focused on “Public History and Environmental Sustainability.”  In […]

Politics as Usual?

Environmentalism From Below Workshop Participants.

I recently had the privilege of attending the Environmentalism from Below workshop, organized by Jonathan Clapperton, Liza Piper, the Rachel Carson Center, and NiCHE at the University of Alberta (August […]