Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Stone's Studio photographs: P342-14159A-1
Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Stone's Studio photographs: P342-14159A-1
Photograph of /Syzgium guineese/ collected in Malayasia in 1954 for the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.
Photograph of /Syzgium guineese/ collected in Malayasia in 1954 for the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.
Sadie, goats, & sheep, New Argyle farm, PEI, 2014.
Sadie, goats, & sheep, New Argyle farm, PEI, 2014.
"Rust Keeps It Alive" by Scott Lough. Source: Flickr.
"Rust Keeps It Alive" by Scott Lough. Source: Flickr.

Encountering Environmental Imagery from the Present and the Past

Provincial Archives of New Brunswick Stone's Studio photographs: P342-14159A-1

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared at http://markjmclaughlin.com. A few Christmases ago, my partner’s parents gave us a promotional magnet for the city of Fredericton, New Brunswick, pictured here on our […]

Editors’ Picks, 2014-15

Lying otter looking back, Tambako the Jaguar, Flickr.

As a new academic year approaches, it seems fitting to pause and appreciate, once more, the many terrific posts that we’ve been fortunate enough to publish here at The Otter ~ […]

The Herbarium: An Interior Landscape of Science

Photograph of /Syzgium guineese/ collected in Malayasia in 1954 for the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew.

Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series of posts considering the intersection between environmental history and the histories of science, technology and medicine. Previous posts can be found here. […]

Ninety Acres

Sadie, goats, & sheep, New Argyle farm, PEI, 2014.

In 1838 or thereabouts, my great-great-grandparents Duncan and Sarah MacEachern bought ninety acres in New Argyle, Prince Edward Island and opened it up for farming. An 1841 map locates the […]

CFP: 2016 Society for Military History Panel on World War I and the Environment in North America

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Richard Tucker, University of Michigan We are seeking papers for a panel proposal on “World War I and the Environment in North America” for the forthcoming 2016 Society for Military […]

Designing for the Future at Giant Mine

"Rust Keeps It Alive" by Scott Lough. Source: Flickr.

Editor’s Note: This post originally appeared at the Toxic Legacies Project blog here on July 10, 2015. By Rosanna Nicol (Coordinator, Toxic Legacies Project) and Arn Keeling (MUN Geography) The […]

#EnvHist Worth Reading: July 2015

The town of Ste. Agathe, Man., is seen from the air showing the flood breach area in this 1997 photo. Source: Globe and Mail (Handout/CP)

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. We are […]

Northeast and Atlantic Canada Environmental History Forum

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The 2015 Northeast and Atlantic Canada Environmental History Forum will take place August 21 and 22 at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The program, pre-circulated papers, and travel information are […]

New Climate History Podcast

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The Climate History Network and HistoricalClimatology.com have launched a new Climate History Podcast, hosted by professor Dagomar Degroot of Georgetown University. In the first episode of the podcast, Degroot interviews […]

Parution: Blanc, Guillaume, Une histoire environnementale de la nation

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Blanc, Guillaume, Une histoire environnementale de la nation. Regards croisés sur les parcs nationaux du Canada, d’Éthiopie et de France, Paris, Publications de la Sorbonnes, 2015. Cet ouvrage propose une […]

Aerial Views from TCA’s Vickers Viscount

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Canada, as we all know, is really really big, and its sheer big-ness is often hard to scale down to something understandable. Southern Canadians, as Northern Studies scholars like to […]

Next Stop YZF: Wetlands and Wildfires

Horseshoe Island, Great Slave Lake, June 14, 1.35am.

Editor’s note: This is the final post in a five-part series about the environmental histories Jess Dunkin encountered while travelling from Ottawa to Yellowknife this past spring. Read the full #NextStopYZF here. Day […]