All posts by Claire Campbell

Model at Mystic Seaport, courtesy John Lamar, Flickr

North-East and Atlantic Region Environmental History (NEAR, EH?) Forum: Connecticut, May 2017

Did ASEH leave you hungry for more exciting environmental history? Did you long for the sea air while on an inland sea? (Or, if you weren’t able to make it […]

"I FIRST CAME TO CHICAGO ON THE TRAIL OF THE KILLERS OF MY FATHER, AND FOR REASONS THAT DON'T NEED EXPLORING AT THIS JUNCTURE HAVE REMAINED, ATTACHED AS LIAISON TO THE CANADIAN CONSULATE." DUE SOUTH (1994-1999)

Due South: ASEH and the Question of Borders

The official theme of the 2017 meeting of the American Society for Environmental History was “Winds of Change: Global Connections across Space, Time, and Nature.” Well, it was windy; frigidly […]

Berger Inquiry hearing at Wrigley, NWT, 1975 (Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre)

Northern Frontier, Northern Homeland: The Berger Report at 40, and an Experiment

  In March 1974, Justice Thomas Berger of the Supreme Court of British Columbia was commissioned by Pierre Trudeau’s Liberal government to study the environmental, economic, and social effects of […]

Katherine Jane Ellice, 
The Drawing Room at the Seigneury House, Beauharnois, Lower Canada (1838), Library & Archives Canada

Holiday Reading

CBC does it, Canada’s History does it, the New York Times does it…. Now NiCHE has year-end recommendations for books-you-would-like-to-give-or-receive: things we’ve read and loved, things we want to read […]

Cavendish Beach, PEI National Park (December 2010)

The Environmental History of the Gulf of St. Lawrence

He was looking at her closely as they went up a hill after crossing a river so blue that Jane had exclaimed in rapture over it . . . a […]

The Forest School in High Park, Toronto (13 June 1917), Library & Archives Canada

The Now-Annual Call for Syllabi

It’s a new school year – new lunchbox, new pencils, new syllabi! Like last year, if you’ve got new classes in or involving environmental history, we’d like to hear from […]

Georges Island, McNab's Island, and Halifax Harbour, August 2016

To the Sea, To the Sea (A NEAR-EH Recap)

(With apologies to the Smallest Turtle) On August 12-13, the North East & Atlantic Region Environmental History group (NEAR-EH, formerly the Northeast & Atlantic Canada Environmental History Forum, itself the […]

J.N. Bellin, Carte du Golphe de St-Laurent et Pays Voisins (1760, Wikimedia Commons)

Northeast & Atlantic Canada Environmental History Forum

The presence of your company is requested at the 5th annual Northeast & Atlantic Canada Environmental History Forum, to be held August 12-13, 2016 in Halifax. Graciously hosted by the Gorsebrook Institute […]

Birds of Paradise, Wailau Homesteads

“Had I plantation of this isle”: An environmental historian on Fantasy Island

Note: I wrote this for a panel as part of Bucknell’s annual Sustainability Symposium, which this year was themed as “Global Sustainabilities.” I wasn’t even the only humanist [!] … but […]

J.N. Bellin, Carte du Golphe de St-Laurent et Pays Voisins (1760, Wikimedia Commons)

CFP: Northeastern & Atlantic Canada Environmental History Forum Annual Meeting

  Gorsebrook Research Institute, St. Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia 12-14 August 2016 Please join our annual workshop exploring the environmental history of northeastern North America. We define both the […]

Waiting for Santa, 1954, Glenbow Museum (Calgary)

Christmas Wish List

Besides peace on earth, infrastructure powered by renewables, and a gift card to the local independent organic café, what would you, as teachers of environmental history, want for Christmas? What […]

Ranching country, south of Longview, Alberta

Twelve Days of Christmas and Cowboys (II)

This is the second half of twelve “lessons” from a new class I team-taught this semester with a professor in Film and Media Studies, on environments of the North American […]