#EnvHist Worth Reading: September 2015


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 […]

Planning the Future: The Conserver Society and Canadian Sustainability


Canadian environmental historians know by heart the exhortation to think globally and act locally. Often, however, they are less familiar with the expansion of scientific knowledge and state policy that […]

ICEHO Bulletin 6

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The International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations has just posted ICEHO Bulletin 6 October 2015. If you have a contribution for the next bulletin, please send it to me by the the beginning […]

From Political Economy and Environment to Culture, Memory, and Society: A Symposium in Honour of H.V. Nelles


On Friday, October 16, 2015, McMaster University will be hosting “From Political Economy and Environment to Culture, Memory, and Society: A Symposium in Honour of H.V. Nelles” from 12:45pm to […]

Is it Cold in Canada? Three Ways to Answer


There’s something about autumn in Oklahoma. The leaves change from crunchy brown to even crunchier brown, the temperature drops to a mere 25° C, and I begin to encounter my […]

Nature’s Past Episode 49: Wildlife Conservation in Quebec


Episode 49: Wildlife Conservation in Quebec [40:17] Download Audio There is a lot of good historical writing on wildlife conservation in Canada. Historians, including Janet Foster, George Colpitts, John Sandlos, […]

Call for Abstracts (Oct. 1): Historical Articles on Winter Ecology for Special Issue of Northeastern Naturalist


  We are pleased to announce an opportunity for environmental historians and other scholars in the humanities to contribute peer-reviewed research articles to a special issue of Northeastern Naturalist dedicated to the topic […]

Summer Post-Cards


We Want to Know What You Did Last Summer…   Did you go somewhere interesting this summer? Did you discover a place that piqued your curiosity? By train, plane, automobile […]

History in “the Hollows”: Environmental History and Local Heritage in Oshawa, Ontario

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Growing up in the 1990s, Oshawa never seemed special or interesting to me, and since I was from “dirty south ‘shwa” sentiments of hometown pride were relatively foreign. Quite simply, […]

New Scholars New Links

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As autumn rolls across the country I want to welcome you to the NiCHE New Scholars Committee for 2015-2016. The New Scholars Committee is designed to help connect current graduate […]

Vulnérabilités environnementales : perspectives historiques / Appel à soumission de textes

Inondation, gare Bonaventure, Montréal, QC, 1886, George Charles Arless, Musée McCord

Appel à soumission de textes: Vulnérabilités environnementales : perspectives historiques [VertigO] – la revue électronique en sciences de l’environnement   [VertigO] lance un appel à soumission de textes qui propose, […]

CHESS 2016: Call for Participants

Southern Alberta Foothills. Source: Gord McKenna on Flickr.

May 27-29, 2016 Mountain and Eastern Slope geographies have hosted human and biotic communities since time immemorial. Aboriginal, newcomer, territorial and modern-era people have fostered significant relationships with bison and […]