Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, AB.  Photo by author.
Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, AB. Photo by author.
On The Beach At Trouville by Claude Monet; Source: WikiArt
On The Beach At Trouville by Claude Monet; Source: WikiArt
Otto Reinhold Jacobi, "Canadian Fall" (1870). Source: Wikimedia Commons
Otto Reinhold Jacobi, "Canadian Fall" (1870). Source: Wikimedia Commons

ICEHO Survey

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The International Consortium for Environmental History Organizations has just launched a new website at iceho.org and, to kick off that website,  has launched a survey of the global environmental history community. […]

Returning From Parts Unknown: A report back from a voyage of exploration to the Laurier Archives

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When Julia Hendry, Head of Archives and Special Collections at Wilfrid Laurier Archives, described the primary documents I had been perusing for the previous 5 days as “uncharted territory”, the […]

NiCHE New Scholars Year End

Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, AB.  Photo by author.

The NiCHE New Scholars Committee has finished the 2015/2016 year as we enter the summer and participants get busy with conferences and research trips.  Over the past year the New […]

#EnvHist Worth Reading: June 2016

On The Beach At Trouville by Claude Monet; Source: WikiArt

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 […]

The Nature of Confederation

Otto Reinhold Jacobi, "Canadian Fall" (1870). Source: Wikimedia Commons

Nature mattered to Confederation.[1] In the minds of many of the legislators from the Province of Canada in 1865, the union of the colonies of British North America was providential […]

Review of Kennedy, Something of a Peasant Paradise?

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Reviewed by Katie Cottreau-Robins Gregory M.W. Kennedy, Something of a Peasant Paradise?: Comparing Rural Societies in Acadie and the Loudunais, 1604-1755. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2014. 288 pp. ISBN987-0-7735-4343-0. As […]

Hot Summer Photo Contest: Travel, Tourism, and the Environment

Rogers Pass, Albert Canyon, CPR, colour, 1920s?

NiCHE is holding a Summer 2016 photo contest on the theme of “Travel, Tourism, and the Environment.” The theme is timely, for summer is when environmental historians take to the […]

Ontario Historical Society Presents Two Awards for Environmental Histories

At their June 2016 Annual General Meeting, the Ontario Historical Society presented two awards for environmental histories of Ontario. Owen Temby and Ryan O’Connor received the 2015 Riddell Award recognizing […]

Northeast & Atlantic Canada Environmental History Forum

J.N. Bellin, Carte du Golphe de St-Laurent et Pays Voisins (1760, Wikimedia Commons)

The presence of your company is requested at the 5th annual Northeast & Atlantic Canada Environmental History Forum, to be held August 12-13, 2016 in Halifax. Graciously hosted by the Gorsebrook Institute […]

Waukesha and Great Lakes Water: Some Historical Background

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On June 21, the eight U.S. states touching the Great Lakes approved an application by Waukesha, Wisconsin to divert water from Lake Michigan. That may sound rather innocuous, but it is […]

#EnvHist Worth Reading: May 2016

This Thomas Lovell painting depicts the arduous journey that the Camel Corp endured in the 1850s. Source: www.shraboise.com & armyhistory.org

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 […]

Wildly Nuclear: Elliot Lake and Canada’s Nuclear Legacy

Miner Monument on Elliot Lake. Photo by author.

Elliot Lake over the past sixty years has had two unofficial titles. The first is “Jewel in the Wilderness,” and the second is “the Uranium Capital of the World.” In the […]