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 the wild weather of 1816 that followed the 1815 eruption of the Indonesian volcano Tambora, by far the largest eruption in recorded history. Canada’s Year Without a Summer is a story of weather & of climate, but it’s also a story of food, farming, poverty, & charity in early Canada.
And of historical sources & the ability today to locate, copy, & share them online. If in the course of your own research you come across 1816 or 1817 primary sources about the weather or Canadians’ response to it, share them with us, and we’ll post them too.
Latest posts by Alan MacEachern (see all)
- Canopy: An Interview with Alan MacEachern - January 15, 2019
- The Year in Apocalypses - December 31, 2018
- Morley K. Thomas, 1918-2018 - April 27, 2018
- When History Stops at the Border - April 11, 2018
- World Congress of Environmental History 2019: Call for Papers - March 10, 2018
- Historical GIS survey - February 26, 2018
- Groundhog Rising - February 1, 2018
- Canada’s Anthropocene: A Roundtable - January 24, 2018
- The Alanthropocene - January 15, 2018
- Holiday Reading - December 8, 2017