Nature’s Past Episode 26 – click to play | right click, ‘save as’ to download
Environmental historians have recently been thinking about future directions for their sub-discipline. Last year, the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society co-sponsored a workshop held in Washington, D.C. to explore such future directions and published some of the findings here [PDF]. Canadian environmental historians gathered in Burlington, Ontario last spring to ponder similar matters at EH Plus. At both meetings, participants discussed the many roles that environmental history plays outside of the academic community. It seems clear that environmental historians want their research to reach broader public audiences.
On this month’s episode of the podcast, we consider the role of environmental history outside of academia, as public history. To explore this topic and some of its challenges for the field, I spoke with a group of environmental historians with experience working in public history settings.
- The Public Historian. “Public History and the Environment/Environmental History and the Public “ 26 (1) 2004.
- Parr, Joy. Sensing Changes: Technologies, Environments, and the Everyday, 1953-2003. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2010.
- Megaprojects New Media
- RCC Perspectives. 2011, Issue 3: “The Future of Environmental History: Needs and Opportunities,” edited by Kimberly Coulter and Christof Mauch
- EH Plus: Writing the Next Chapter of Canadian Environmental History
- “Thing for Itself” by Pitx
- “Pop Rock Piano Track” by greg_baumont
- “La Madeline Au Truffe (composed by Jeris) by basematic
- Lyle Dick
- Lisa Mighetto
- Karen Routledge
Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 26: Environmental History as Public History” Nature’s Past. 29 November 2011
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