Norwegian Postcard "F-1516-3 Tromsø. Byen hvor isbjørnen "vandrer" i gatene." Source: Flicker Commons, Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway
Norwegian Postcard "F-1516-3 Tromsø. Byen hvor isbjørnen "vandrer" i gatene." Source: Flicker Commons, Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway
Montréal, 1900-1905. Rue Craig >Est, depuis rue McGill, BANQ Carte Postale, Photo: Flickr
Montréal, 1900-1905. Rue Craig >Est, depuis rue McGill, BANQ Carte Postale, Photo: Flickr
Image of a Dutch tanked submerged while testing the waterline on 1 January 1939, months before World War II began. Source: ANP Foundation.
Image of a Dutch tanked submerged while testing the waterline on 1 January 1939, months before World War II began. Source: ANP Foundation.
Grove Lime & Coal Co., Library of Congress, LC-F82-10056-PP
Grove Lime & Coal Co., Library of Congress, LC-F82-10056-PP

CFP: special issue of Scientia Canadensis on Environment and Technology

Credit: Canada. Dept. of Mines and Resources / Library and Archives Canada / PA-021656

Call for Papers For a special issue of Scientia Canadensis on Environment and Technology Environment and technology are broad rubrics, and historians have been investigating their intersection for some time […]

#EnvHist Worth Reading: March 2017

Norwegian Postcard "F-1516-3 Tromsø. Byen hvor isbjørnen "vandrer" i gatene." Source: Flicker Commons, Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway

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 […]

Nouvelles façons d’imaginer une vieille ville

Montréal, 1900-1905. Rue Craig >Est, depuis rue McGill, BANQ Carte Postale, Photo: Flickr

Editor’s note: this post first appeared in the historical GIS series as New Ways to Imagine an Old City. It has been translated by members of Géohistorie Canada: Partenariat canadien […]

The Past Comes Flooding Back: The War That Almost Sank Holland

Image of a Dutch tanked submerged while testing the waterline on 1 January 1939, months before World War II began. Source: ANP Foundation.

Editor’s Note: This post is the tenth in the “Seeds: New Research in Environmental History” series cosponsored by NiCHE and Edge Effects, highlighting the work of members of the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) […]

North-East and Atlantic Region Environmental History (NEAR, EH?) Forum: Connecticut, May 2017

Model at Mystic Seaport, courtesy John Lamar, Flickr

Did ASEH leave you hungry for more exciting environmental history? Did you long for the sea air while on an inland sea? (Or, if you weren’t able to make it […]

Call for Proposals: The Material Realities of Energy Histories

Grove Lime & Coal Co., Library of Congress, LC-F82-10056-PP

The Material Realities of Energy Histories A Call for Proposals for a Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire (CJH/ACH) The appropriation and control of the flow […]

Chicago: The Conference

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Our thanks to Claire Campbell for making the excellent image featured above! The 40th anniversary meeting of the American Society for Environmental History provided Canadian scholars with much fodder for thought. […]

Due South: ASEH and the Question of Borders

"I FIRST CAME TO CHICAGO ON THE TRAIL OF THE KILLERS OF MY FATHER, AND FOR REASONS THAT DON'T NEED EXPLORING AT THIS JUNCTURE HAVE REMAINED, ATTACHED AS LIAISON TO THE CANADIAN CONSULATE." DUE SOUTH (1994-1999)

The official theme of the 2017 meeting of the American Society for Environmental History was “Winds of Change: Global Connections across Space, Time, and Nature.” Well, it was windy; frigidly […]

Nature’s Metropolis 25 Years Later: A Conversation with Bill Cronon

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“I want to take boring things and make them unboring.” This is how venerable environmental history scholar Bill Cronon described a key part of his raison d’être as a historian. In front of […]

Canadian Environmental History at ASEH 2017

Roman Boed, "Chicago," Flickr.

This week, the American Society for Environmental History holds its 40th Anniversary Meeting at the Drake Hotel in Chicago. As usual, quite a few Canadians will be among the scholars congregating to […]

2017 Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History: Sara Pritchard

"The Black Marble" NASA, 2012

  The Department of History at York University hosted the annual Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History on March 20 at 4pm in the Schulich Private Dining Room. The lecture was delivered by Professor […]

Creating an Environment for Environmental History: The Open Textbook Project

Covers from the Canadian history textbooks written for the BC Open Textbook Project.

Writing a survey text (or two) on Canadian history presents peculiar challenges. No one can be expert in all areas and subfields and, in our post-Who Killed? discipline, the subfields […]