Nature’s Past – Episode 23: The Next Chapter of Canadian Environmental History

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At the end of April 2011, a group of more than 40 researchers in the fields of Canadian environmental history and historical geography met for an extraordinary workshop in Burlington, Ontario called EH Plus: Writing the Next Chapter of Canadian Environmental History, hosted by the Network in Canadian History and Environment and the Wilson Institute for Canadian History.


All of the participants were required to write short one-page statements on the field of Canadian environmental history and its future prospects. Those statements were then posted to the Network in Canadian History and Environment website and circulated in advance of the meeting. Over the course of two and a half days, the participants met to discuss those statements along with three commissioned papers. Those papers focused on three themes: the state of Canadian environmental history in Canada, the state of the field internationally, and the role of environmental history research in public policy formation.


On this episode of the podcast, we speak with some of the participants from EH Plus.


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Other Contributor(s): 
  • Merle Massie
  • Josh MacFadyen
  • Jay Young
  • Linnea Rowlatt
  • Claire Campbell
  • Jim Clifford

Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 23: The Next Chapter of Canadian Environmental History” Nature’s Past. 26 May 2011

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Sean Kheraj is the director of the Network in Canadian History and Environment. He's an associate professor in the Department of History and associate dean of programs in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University. His research and teaching focuses on environmental and Canadian history. He is also the host and producer of Nature's Past, NiCHE's audio podcast series and he blogs at

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