Photo by Cameron Muir.  Workshop participants visit the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
Photo by Cameron Muir. Workshop participants visit the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
Michael Commito lecture, The History of the Ontario Spring Bear Hunt, 2014
Michael Commito lecture, The History of the Ontario Spring Bear Hunt, 2014
Apple trees blooming in late May at the Markham Museum. Photo: Sara Spike
Apple trees blooming in late May at the Markham Museum. Photo: Sara Spike

ICEHO Bulletin 1

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The International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations, which hosted the recent World Congress in Portugal, has started up a Bulletin to share information internationally. Bulletin 1 has just been published. […]

CFP / Appel à contributions: European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) 2015

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The European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) is pleased to invite proposals for sessions, individual papers, roundtables, posters and other, more experimental forms of communicating scholarship for its 2015 biennial […]

Performing our Belonging: A report back from ANU’s 7th biennial Environmental History PhD Writing Workshop

Photo by Cameron Muir.  Workshop participants visit the Australian National Botanic Gardens.

In late May, I travelled to a place on earth almost antipodal to my home in Kingston, Ontario: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. I embarked on this lengthy journey through […]

Review: How Agriculture Made Canada

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Reviewed By: Peter Anderson (Queen’s University) Published: The Otter-NiCHE (July 2014) Peter A. Russell, How Agriculture Made Canada: Farming in the Nineteenth Century. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2012. […]

Lecture: History of the Ontario Spring Bear Hunt

Michael Commito lecture, The History of the Ontario Spring Bear Hunt, 2014

In 1999, the Ontario Progressive Conservative government abruptly cancelled the spring black bear hunting season amidst growing concerns that the practice was unethical, unsportsmanlike, and was needlessly orphaning bear cubs. […]

Post-CHESS 2014 Reflections: A Rural Historian in the Suburbs

Apple trees blooming in late May at the Markham Museum. Photo: Sara Spike

By Sara Spike The suburbs are often characterized as a liminal space—part city, part country. One of the key lessons of this year’s Canadian History and Environment Summer School (CHESS) […]

Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière : l’émergence de la conservation des forêts au Canada

Little, Jack, 2013, Patrician Liberal. The Public and Private Life of Sir Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, 1829-1908, University of Toronto Press.

Compte rendu Little, Jack, 2013, Patrician Liberal. The Public and Private Life of Sir Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière, 1829-1908, University of Toronto Press, 375 p. Henri-Gustave Joly de Lotbinière est […]

Eating Minerals: Fossil Inputs in 18th Century Agriculture

Leeds and Liverpool Canal, near Skipton, April
2012. Source: David Zylberberg

This is the 2nd in a series of posts written by recipients of a NiCHE New Scholar Travel Grant to attend the World Congress of Environmental History in Guimarães, Portugal. Modern agriculture is energy […]

Why I Love International Conferences

Merle Massie at ESEH Munich, 2013

This is the 1st  in a series of posts written by recipients of a NiCHE New Scholar Travel Grant to attend the World Congress of Environmental History in Guimarães, Portugal. As we […]

Post-CHESS 2014 Reflections: Park Déjà vu

Bronte Creek Children's Farm

CHESS’s Saturday excursion into the suburban wilds originated at the Markham Museum, a Toronto suburb located north east of the city. Our visit began with a presentation by two Parks Canada […]

Nature’s Past – Episode 43: Environmental Scholarship and Environmental Advocacy

Saltspring Island, BC, Canada by 350.org

Episode 43: Environmental Scholarship and Environmental Advocacy, 2 July 2014 [47:04] Download Audio Environmental history has been both friend and foe to environmentalism. Historians can provide important context for understanding contemporary environmental […]

#EnvHist Worth Reading: June 2014

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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. Here are […]