Horseshoe Falls in February 2013. Daniel Macfarlane
Horseshoe Falls in February 2013. Daniel Macfarlane
Source: Agricultural and Agri-Food Canada
Source: Agricultural and Agri-Food Canada
Photo courtesy of Snell Library, Northeastern University, United South End Settlements Collection
Photo courtesy of Snell Library, Northeastern University, United South End Settlements Collection

“They have stolen our lands and everything on them”: A Century’s-Old Assertion of Indigenous Land and Resource Rights in the BC Interior

Indian Village below Shuswap, 1911. Source: Library and Archives Canada

Scholarly generosity is a wonderful thing. Recently a generous senior scholar referred me to a document I hadn’t yet encountered in my research, but which has proved both relevant to […]

An (Ice) Bridge to the Past: Niagara Falls has Frozen

Horseshoe Falls in February 2013. Daniel Macfarlane

Niagara Falls has frozen. Well, not really. The entire water flow of the famous Horseshoe Falls doesn’t actually freeze, despite ‘polar vortexes’ (more commonly known to most Canadians as ‘winter’). Water […]

NiCHE New Scholars Discussion: When Research Turns Political

Source: Agricultural and Agri-Food Canada

Pete Anderson and I will be leading a NiCHE New Scholars Discussion on the challenges and intricacies of taking on contemporary issues in one’s research, or when your research leaves the archive […]

Environmental History of China’s Multiple Tea Trades: Peter Perdue, Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture, 2014

View from causeway, Bay of Jardines Building, 1846. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Last year, Professor Peter Perdue visited York University to deliver the 2014 Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History. His lecture titled, “Mountains, Caravans, Rivers, and Salons: China’s Multiple Tea Trades,” explored […]

A Personal Journey to Understanding Space, Race, and Environmental Justice in Boston

Photo courtesy of Snell Library, Northeastern University, United South End Settlements Collection

In 1983, at five years old, my family and I moved closer to the town square in a suburb just outside of Boston. An older boy stalking the street looking […]

2015 Canadian History and Environment Summer School, Ottawa: Environmental Capital

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(français) NiCHE, the Network in Canadian History and the Environment, is pleased to announce that the ninth Canadian History and Environment Summer School will be held in Ottawa from Friday […]

Visiting Scholar Opportunity at Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies

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ROBARTS CENTRE VISITORSHIP IN CANADIAN STUDIES Thanks to the generosity of President emerita Lorna Marsden, the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies is delighted to announce a new visitorship programme. Researchers working […]

One Flew Over The City: Sensorial Experiences of Urban Space

Montreal from Street Railway Power House chimney, Quebec, 1896. Photo courtesy of Musée McCord Museum.

“Plan Wathelet PAS QUESTION!” screamed the little yellow signs. They were taped to practically every window of the quiet Brussels street that my family and I had moved into late […]

Outils et ressources numériques sur le web

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Comme première chronique de 2015, je vous propose un petit tour d’horizon de sites web francophones – avec quelques écarts! – offrant des outils et ressources numériques qui peuvent être […]

Review of Policy Research – Special Issue: Transboundary Natural Resource Governance in North America

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NiCHErs might be interested in the recently released (January 2015) special issue of the Review of Policy Research on transboundary natural resource governance in North America. This issue is currently […]

#EnvHist Worth Reading: January 2015

Workers slaughter a sperm whale. Sperm whales produce about 41 barrels of oil.— Photo Credit: Victoria News and the Maritime Museum Of B.C.

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. Also check […]

Dislocated Landscapes: The Motor Car and Social Inequality in the Cultural Realm

"The First Auto Trip Across the Prairies." Source: Thomas Bouckley Collection, Robert McLaughlin Gallery, 715 0667, 1911.

I have come to think of my dissertation as a reflection of my way of seeing, both now, and in the past. As a daughter of Canada’s Motor City—Oshawa, Ontario—I was […]