Image Credit: Richard Huffstutter, "Hot Dogs on City Beach, Laguna, CA," 2009, available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/huffstutterrobertl/7692130486/in/photostream/
Image Credit: Richard Huffstutter, "Hot Dogs on City Beach, Laguna, CA," 2009, available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/huffstutterrobertl/7692130486/in/photostream/
Dutch whalers at Spitsbergen in the seventeenth century. Abraham Storck, “Walvisvangst bij de kust van Spitsbergen,” 1690
Dutch whalers at Spitsbergen in the seventeenth century. Abraham Storck, “Walvisvangst bij de kust van Spitsbergen,” 1690
"Pleasant relaxation at Sunny Trails," Sunbathing for Health 11, no.9, April 1958
"Pleasant relaxation at Sunny Trails," Sunbathing for Health 11, no.9, April 1958
Parcs Canada. Lieu historique national de la Forteresse-de-Louisbourg, Nouvelle-Écosse. Thierry Boyer, 2013.
Parcs Canada. Lieu historique national de la Forteresse-de-Louisbourg, Nouvelle-Écosse. Thierry Boyer, 2013.

Hot Dog Stands and “Overcivilized Beaches”

Image Credit: Richard Huffstutter, "Hot Dogs on City Beach, Laguna, CA," 2009, available at http://www.flickr.com/photos/huffstutterrobertl/7692130486/in/photostream/

  “From the heat and horror of the roads, from the fumes of a thousand exhausts—‘pure, ethereal gale,’ forsooth!—from all hot-dog stands, wayside ‘shoppes’ and traffic jams, good Lord, deliver us!”[1] […]

How Should We Measure Climate Change? What the Past Can Tell Us

Dutch whalers at Spitsbergen in the seventeenth century. Abraham Storck, “Walvisvangst bij de kust van Spitsbergen,” 1690

Last month, world leaders met at UN Headquarters in New York City for Climate Summit 2014. As protests raged across the globe, diplomats established the framework for a major climate […]

The Naked Truth about Conferences

"Pleasant relaxation at Sunny Trails," Sunbathing for Health 11, no.9, April 1958

This is the 8th in a series of posts written by recipients of NiCHE New Scholar Travel Grants to attend the World Congress of Environmental History in Guimarães, Portugal.   […]

ICEHO Bulletin 2

ICEHO logo

The International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations, which hosted this past summer’s World Congress in Portugal, has just posted ICEHO Bulletin 2 October 2014 If you have a contribution for Bulletin 3, please […]

Portrait of a Country: Images for Teaching Canada

Trudeau on Nahanni River, 1970

In the first installment of this three-part series, I shared eleven of my favourite images for teaching about Canada’s attempts to acquire the continental interior, particularly the prairie west, in […]

Des capsules temporelles sous l’eau

Parcs Canada. Lieu historique national de la Forteresse-de-Louisbourg, Nouvelle-Écosse. Thierry Boyer, 2013.

Je tiens à remercier Charles Dagneau, archéologue subaquatique à Parcs Canada, pour la généreuse entrevue qui a permis la rédaction de cette chronique.   Il y a plusieurs semaines déjà, […]

#EnvHist Worth Reading: September 2014

"Read II" by Daniel Go

Every month we 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. This month […]

The Cloud Will Not Remember Everything Forever: Some Thoughts Prompted by Another Forest History Archival Donation

american-forestry-cover

First let me say that not everything should be saved.  Further, that so much information is available today to anybody with an internet connection is a good thing.  That it […]

Finding the Welland Canals

6.6 Welland lock myphoto

Version 1.0 of the Welland Canal, Canada’s competitor to the Erie Canal, was built privately in the 1820s to circumnavigate the route between lakes Erie and Ontario.  A little something called Niagara […]

Announcing Quelques arpents de neige Environmental History Workshop XXV

1024px-Postcard_of_the_Kingston_waterfront

Kingston, Ontario Dec. 12-13, 2014 Please mark your calendars for the 25th Arpents workshop in environmental history and historical geography. All are welcome to attend. We still have a few […]

Review: Historical GIS Research in Canada

Slide1

  Jennifer Bonnell and Marcel Fortin, eds. Historical GIS Research in Canada. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2014. 322 pp. $39.95 (paperback) ISBN: 978-1-55238-708-5; Free (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-55238-744-3. Reviewed By: Jessica […]

Portrait of a Country: Images for Teaching Canada

Plan of River Lots in the Parishes of St John, St. James and St Boniface (1874)

A few weeks ago Alan MacEachern asked the twitterverse for a “great, all-purpose Canadian #envhist image.” (He’s good for easy questions like that.) At the same time, I started teaching […]