#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 […]

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 […]

Rivers, by Nature and Design

Aerial Photograph of North Leaside and Serena Gundy Park, 1983

Jennifer Bonnell, Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto’s Don River Valley (University of Toronto Press, 2014)  Daniel Macfarlane,  Negotiating a River: Canada, the U.S., and the Creation of the […]