All posts by Claire Campbell

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 […]

Aerial Photograph of North Leaside and Serena Gundy Park, 1983

Rivers, by Nature and Design

Jennifer Bonnell, Reclaiming the Don: An Environmental History of Toronto’s Don River Valley (University of Toronto Press, 2014)  Daniel Macfarlane,  Negotiating a River: Canada, the U.S., and the Creation of the […]

University at Lewisburg, Union County, PA (1870), LOC

Northeast and Atlantic Canada Environmental History Forum

The 2015 Northeast and Atlantic Canada Environmental History Forum will take place August 21 and 22 at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. The program, pre-circulated papers, and travel information are […]

South 3rd Street, Lewisburg PA

Extended CFP: Northeastern & Atlantic Canada Environmental History Forum

Northeastern & Atlantic Canada Environmental History Forum  Fourth Annual Meeting 21-22 August 2015 Bucknell University: Lewisburg, Pennsylvania   Call for Papers – extended deadline, 15 June 2015   Please join […]

My office, 69 Coleman Hall, Bucknell University

Postcards from America III

Well, I’ve now lived in the United States for a year-and-three-quarters. I live in a very pretty small town, with wonderful nineteenth-century streetscapes; work on a beautiful campus at a […]

America Guided by Wisdom, John J. Barralet (1820)

Postcards from America II

It’s the end of the semester here, finally,* so I can stop that frantic new-class routine of doing the reading the morning of night before and think back over the […]

Peter Pond, Hudson's Bay country (1784-85)

Postcards from America I

What follows is the text of what I shared with a roundtable about Environmental history and sustainability studies education at the American Society for Environmental History this year in Washington, […]

South 3rd Street, Lewisburg PA

CFP: NEAR-EH North-Eastern Atlantic Regional Environmental History Workshop, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, 2015

North-Eastern Atlantic Regional Environmental History (NEAR-EH) Formerly the Northeastern & Atlantic Canada Environmental History Forum* Fourth Annual Meeting Call for Papers   21-22 August 2015 Bucknell University Lewisburg, Pennsylvania   […]

Robert Harris, Canoe Cove (1879)

Violence and Idealism in Environmental History: A Teacher’s Dilemma

You picked the one strain of history that doesn’t involve violence. My partner said this to me last spring during one of our many conversations about the academy and our […]

HMCS Montreal near Nanisivik, DND

Portrait of a Country: Images for Teaching Canada

You know how they say that just as long as you’re two days ahead of the students, you’re okay? (Who is “they”? I’d like to have a word with them.) […]