Blueberries growing near the site of the Kam Kotia Mine disaster (Timmins, Ontario). Photo by author
Blueberries growing near the site of the Kam Kotia Mine disaster (Timmins, Ontario). Photo by author
Reconstructed longhouse at Crawford Lake Conservation Area
Reconstructed longhouse at Crawford Lake Conservation Area
Young shirtless male gardener staking a tree, Niagara, Ontario, MIKAN 4293061, Library and Archives Canada
Young shirtless male gardener staking a tree, Niagara, Ontario, MIKAN 4293061, Library and Archives Canada
"Kiinwi Dabaadjmowin" mural at Lloyd S. King Elementary School.
"Kiinwi Dabaadjmowin" mural at Lloyd S. King Elementary School.
Hope – or La Villita Park, South Lawndale, Chicago. Photo by author.
Hope – or La Villita Park, South Lawndale, Chicago. Photo by author.

Mining History and Hope

Blueberries growing near the site of the Kam Kotia Mine disaster (Timmins, Ontario). Photo by author

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series of reflections on the 2017 Canadian History and Environment Summer School. You can find all the articles here. Mining and First […]

The Reconstructed Longhouse and Environmental History

Reconstructed longhouse at Crawford Lake Conservation Area

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series of reflections on the 2017 Canadian History and Environment Summer School. You can find all the articles here. CHESS field schooling […]

#EnvHist Worth Reading: May 2017

Young shirtless male gardener staking a tree, Niagara, Ontario, MIKAN 4293061, Library and Archives Canada

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 […]

CHESS 2017 Reflections: Acknowledging People and the Land

"Kiinwi Dabaadjmowin" mural at Lloyd S. King Elementary School.

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series of reflections on the 2017 Canadian History and Environment Summer School. You can find all the articles here. CHESS 2017 felt […]

A Field Guide to Hope

Hope – or La Villita Park, South Lawndale, Chicago. Photo by author.

Editor’s note: This is the sixth and final post in a mini-series on hope and environmental history. To read the series’s other posts, click here. If Martin Luther King were […]

Hope Beyond Progress

Photo by Christos Barbalis via StockSnap.io.

Editor’s note: This is the fifth post in a mini-series on hope and environmental history. To read the series’s other posts, click here. Scarcely a day passes without a major […]

The Potential of Hope within Environmental History Scholarship

Don Brubacher, "New Brunswick Autumn Colours," Flickr

Editor’s note: This is the fourth post in a mini-series on hope and environmental history. To read the series’s other posts, click here. As I prepared for this ASEH roundtable […]

Hope and Expectation on Turtle Island

Toban B., "At the Aamjiwnaang native reserve," Flickr

Editor’s note: This is the third post in a mini-series on hope and environmental history. To read the series’s other posts, click here. Hopeful settler stories about the environment tend […]

Declining Declensionism: Toward a Critical Hopeful Environmental History

Hope in the Anthropocene: a damaged thing with feathers? Photo: David Davies, Flickr

Editor’s note: This is the second post in a mini-series on hope and environmental history. To read the series’s other posts, click here. If environmental historians have neglected the subject […]

Hope and Environmental History: An Introduction

"Carya myristiciformis (Nutmeg Hickory)," Plant Image Library, Flickr

Editor’s note: This is the introductory post to a mini-series on hope and environmental history. Installments will appear twice daily on The Otter~La Loutre over the next three days. To read the […]

Nature’s Past Episode 56: Animal Metropolis

“May Contain Wolf,” as installed at the Tree Museum, Mary Anne Barkhouse, image courtesy of the artist

Episode 56: Animal Metropolis [38:08] Download Audio To kick off the 2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Toronto, Ontario, I joined two of the editors of a new […]

Environmental and Environment-Themed History at CHA 2017: A Handy Guide

Bas-relief by Elizabeth Wyn Wood, Ryerson University, Toronto. Photo: Sandra Cohen-Rose and Colin Rose.

Another spring, another meeting of the Canadian Historical Association — this year at Ryerson University in Toronto. While environmental historians will be eagerly anticipating this year’s Canadian History & Environment […]