All posts by Claire Campbell

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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 […]

Calgary Stampede contestants, 4 July 2015

Twelve Days of Christmas and Cowboys (I)

NiCHE is always looking for stories about teaching: new ideas, resources, experiments. Send us yours at . This semester I taught, with a colleague in Film and Media Studies, […]

Having a great time. Wish you were here. ~ The Macfadyens, Fort Walsh, Cypress Hills, Saskatchewan.  6 June 2015.

Summer Post-Cards

Thanksgiving has passed, the leaves are turning, I have to wear socks again … it must be fall. But memories of summer insulate against grading’s headaches autumn’s chill. In August, […]


Summer Post-Cards

We Want to Know What You Did Last Summer…   Did you go somewhere interesting this summer? Did you discover a place that piqued your curiosity? By train, plane, automobile […]