The Forest School in High Park, Toronto (13 June 1917), Library & Archives Canada
The Forest School in High Park, Toronto (13 June 1917), Library & Archives Canada
Muskrat Falls Generating Station under construction (copyright Nalco)
Muskrat Falls Generating Station under construction (copyright Nalco)
Photo Credit: Emma Gilchrist, DeSmog Canada
Photo Credit: Emma Gilchrist, DeSmog Canada

The Now-Annual Call for Syllabi

The Forest School in High Park, Toronto (13 June 1917), Library & Archives Canada

It’s a new school year – new lunchbox, new pencils, new syllabi! Like last year, if you’ve got new classes in or involving environmental history, we’d like to hear from […]

Call for Participants: CHESS 2017 Gender and Indigenous Landscapes

Crawford Lake. Source: Perry Quan, Flickr

Host Institution: York University, Toronto, Ontario ***Applications due: October 16, 2016*** Online Application Form http://niche-canada.org/chess2017 The Network in Canadian History and Environment is pleased to invite applications for the 2017 […]

History Lingers at Muskrat Falls

Muskrat Falls Generating Station under construction (copyright Nalco)

Editor’s Note: This post is the fourth and final in a series titled “Dam Nation: Hydroelectric Developments in Canada.” Is Muskrat Falls a Big Dam? Muskrat Falls is an 824-megawatt capacity hydroelectric project […]

Hydroelectric Development in Eeyou-James Bay

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Editor’s Note: This post is the third in a series titled “Dam Nation: Hydroelectric Developments in Canada.” James Bay is a place that evokes different histories, different perspectives of nationhood, and a good […]

CFP AAG 2017: Interdisciplinary research on past environments

**Call For Papers** What does it mean to do interdisciplinary research on past environments? Exploring mixed methods in geography through the lens of critical physical geography.   AAG, April 5-9 […]

SESYNC Postdoctoral Fellowships and Collaborating Mentors: Call for Applications

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC), located in Annapolis, Maryland, invites applications from early career scholars (≤ 4 years post PhD) for 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships that begin August 2017. Fellows […]

“To C or not to C”: Dam Development in Northern British Columbia

Photo Credit: Emma Gilchrist, DeSmog Canada

Editor’s Note: This post is the second in a series titled “Dam Nation: Hydroelectric Developments in Canada.”   The pun is terrible, but Hamlet’s soliloquy about choices and consequences is an apt place […]

#EnvHist Worth Reading: August 2016

Rideau river at Manotick Mill. Source: Roy MacGregor / The Globe and Mail

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 […]

Dam Nation: Hydroelectric Developments in Canada

Parks Canada sign on Rideau System. Photo by Daniel Macfarlane

Editor’s Note: This is the introductory post for a series titled “Dam Nation: Hydroelectric Developments in Canada.”    Is hydroelectricity “green”? Renewable energy advocates are divided on this score. On the one hand, electricity from […]

Environmental Nuisances and Political Contestation in Canadian Cities: A Special Issue of Urban History Review/Revue d’histoire urbaine

Cattle on Côte-des-Neiges Road, Montreal, QC, about 1900. McCord Museum, MP-0000.27.69

By Owen Temby and Jessica van Horssen The latest issue of Urban History Review/Revue histoire urbaine is a special themed issue we guest edited on the topic of environmental nuisances and […]

Finding Longleaf Pine in American History

Featured Image: Healthy longleaf pine forest in the sandhills of North Carolina. Photo by author.

Editor’s Note: This post is the second 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 […]

NiCHE New Scholars 2016/17

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With the opening of a new academic year comes the return of the NiCHE New Scholars Committee – a sub-group of NiCHE that connects environmental history grad students, postdoctoral fellows, and recent […]