Nature’s Past – Episode 29: The Contributions of Environmental History

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Photo Credit: "CTG. Ship Breaking 05" by Naquib Hossain
Photo Credit: “CTG. Ship Breaking 05” by Naquib Hossain

Last month, York University’s New Frontiers in Graduate History conference hosted a roundtable panel that explored the contributions of environmental history research. Panelists were asked to speak about their own experiences as environmental historians and to reflect on some of the origins of the sub-discipline, its scholarly and public history contributions, and its future prospects. The panelists included Sean KherajRichard HoffmannColin Coates, and Michael Egan. Each speaker discussed his own research and commented on the broader implications of environmental history research.

Also on this episode of the podcast, we speak with Jim Clifford about the Environmental History Mobile app, which recently became available for download in the Apple App Store.

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  • Richard Hoffmann
  • Colin Coates
  • Michael Egan
  • Jim Clifford

Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 29: The Contributions of Environmental History” Nature’s Past. 22 March 2012.

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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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