CFP: Energy Histories in Alberta or Canada (CHA 2016)

Troy Vettesse (NYU) would like to put together a panel on Canadian comparative histories, Alberta, or energy for the CHA meeting in Calgary next year. His own work is on […]

CFP: Developers, Local Residents, and the State Beyond the City (CHA 2016)

Dale Barbour (PhD student, University of Toronto) and Jack Little (Professor Emeritus, Simon Fraser University) are looking for someone to join a panel on the relationship between developers, local residents, […]

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 […]

#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 […]