All posts by John Sandlos


Environmental History, Conservation, and the Social Sciences

If we are honest with ourselves, environmental historians will often admit to nagging doubts about whether our vocation is a useful one. Amid increasingly obvious signs of a climate change, […]

Opportunities for graduate study: Northern Exposures project

Departments of Geography and History Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2016-2017 Arn Keeling (Geography) and John Sandlos (History) are soliciting expressions of interest for graduate students to join our interdisciplinary SSHRC-funded […]

Host a Film Screening: Guardians of Eternity

The new documentary, Guardians of Eternity, is now available for screening. You could host a screening at your university campus or another venue in Canada or anywhere else. Directed by […]

Opportunities for Graduate Study

Toxic Legacies and Northern Exposures Projects Department of History and Geography Memorial University of Newfoundland 2014-2015 John Sandlos, Department of History, and Arn Keeling, Department of Geography, Memorial University of Newfoundland, […]

Pine Point Mine

Ghost Towns and Zombie Mines: The Historical Dimensions of Mine Abandonment, Reclamation and Redevelopment in the Canadian North

The history of mining is littered with stories of “ghost towns,” communities abandoned after the closure of the mine. The landscape left behind may appear inert and lifeless, abandoned by […]