Figure 3: Anthromes for Oklahoma, 1900. Source: Inhabit the Anthropocene
Figure 3: Anthromes for Oklahoma, 1900. Source: Inhabit the Anthropocene

Studying Agricultural Change from the Perspective of Socio-Ecological Metabolism: Evidence from Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Austria


Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly series showing the work of the Sustainable Farm Systems project After High School I wanted to become a development aid worker and solve environmental problems, […]


1st 4 covers, 2016

Aka “Two for the Price of Two. Or One. Or None.” With the recent publication of two collections – Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics, and Memory, edited […]

#EnvHist Worth Reading: January 2016

Figure 3: Anthromes for Oklahoma, 1900. Source: Inhabit the Anthropocene

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 […]

Counterbalancing Declensionist Narratives in Environmental History


One of the themes that seems to be the topic of continuous discussion within the field of environmental history is how we need to do more than simply produce declensionist […]

Review: Energy Consumption in Canada in the 19th and 20th Centuries

Source: Flickr.

Reviewed by: Ruth Sandwell Richard W. Unger and John Thistle, Energy Consumption in Canada in the 19th and 20th Centuries: A Statistical Outline (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche – Instituto di […]

Turning off Niagara Falls … Again: 1969 Redux


Social and conventional media, including the likes of the New York Times, were abuzz this week with the news of a proposal by New York State to “shut off” American Falls, […]

Nature’s Past Episode 51: Has Environmental History Lost Its Way?

Hiking, Olympic National Park, 1945-1965. Source: General Subjects Photograph Collection, 1845-2005, AR-28001001-ph001712, Washington State Archives. Original images held at the Washington State Archives, Olympia, WA.

    Episode 51: Has Environmental History Lost Its Way? [53:04] Download Audio Late last year in December, Lisa Brady, the editor of the journal, Environmental History, posted a provocatively titled […]

Does this Dam Have a Future? Taking a Closer Look at the Mactaquac Dam

Mactaquac Dam and hydroelectric building, New Brunswick on the Saint John River. Photograph by Scott Davis, 4 January 2005.

The Mactaquac Dam, located nineteen kilometres upstream from Fredericton, is one of three large hydro-electric dams found on New Brunswick’s Saint John River—there are many more found on the river’s […]

Call for papers – International conference on “Geohistory of the environment and landscapes”

The GEODE Laboratory (UMR 5602 CNRS) organizes the 12th to 14th October 2016 an international symposium in Toulouse (University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Maison de la Recherche) with the following thematic : […]

Clearing the Plains and Clearing the Air: Environmental History and National Memory [Video]

Chief Piapot and warriors with Lt-Governor Dewdney, 1885. Source: Library and Archives Canada, 3247947.

In November 2015, Professor James Daschuk delivered the annual Melville-Nelles-Hoffmann Lecture in Environmental History at York University. The title of his lecture was, “Clearing the Plains and Clearing the Air: […]

Launched: “Canada’s Year Without a Summer”

New Brunswick Royal Gazette, 11 May 1816.

We are pleased to announce the launch of Canada’s Year Without a Summer, an online exhibit & teaching resource. The site offers images & transcriptions of 120+ newspaper, diary, & government sources documenting how Canada experienced […]

Opportunities for graduate study: Northern Exposures project

Departments of Geography and History Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2016-2017 Arn Keeling (Geography) and John Sandlos (History) are soliciting expressions of interest for graduate students to join our interdisciplinary SSHRC-funded […]