Network in Canadian History & Environment | Nouvelle initiative Canadienne en histoire de l'environnement
John Baeten is a research associate and instructor in the Department of Social Sciences at Michigan Technological University where he recently earned his PhD in Industrial Heritage and Archaeology. John's research is focused on post-extractive landscapes, at the intersection of industrial heritage, environmental history and historical geography. An industrial archaeologist, John’s recent research explores the landscape-scale effects of iron mining in the Lake Superior basin. He is particularly interested in how communities have responded to the environmental impacts of past industrial processes, and how these environmental legacies have been either memorialized or avoided in a heritage context.