All posts by Mica Jorgenson

Blueberries growing near the site of the Kam Kotia Mine disaster (Timmins, Ontario). Photo by author

Mining History and Hope

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series of reflections on the 2017 Canadian History and Environment Summer School. You can find all the articles here. Mining and First […]


NiCHE New Scholars March Update – Digital #envhist

This month on 21 March at 3pm EST , New Scholars will meet ahead of ASEH to discuss conference themes/trends, panels not-to-be-missed, field trips, networking opportunities, and the politics of […]


New Scholars Call for Participants: Digital #EnvHist Meeting, Current Climate e-Roundtable, and ASEH Warm-up

NiCHE New Scholars will run 3 events this spring, and we are currently looking for participants! 1) February: Digital Environmental History Showcase (Google Hangouts) The digital toolbox available to historians gets […]

NiCHE New Scholars December Update

NiCHE New Scholars do not meet in December. Starting in the new year we will turn our attention to the practical work of environmental history including discussions on scholarly activism, […]


New Scholars November Update

Now recruiting! Graduate students, post-docs, and emerging scholars interested in northern history for our November NiCHE New Scholars discussion. As the air grows colder and the nights grow longer, we’re turning […]

"Guide at Lake Traverse Camp, Algonquin Park, Ont." Library and Archives Canada, Archival reference no. R1196-920-5-E.

New Scholars October Update: New Directions in Park History

NiCHE New Scholars is recruiting participants for our October event led by Anne Janhunen. According to Anne: October’s NiCHE New Scholars discussion will focus on new directions in parks history. The idea […]

This map of the pre-1930s mining lake-bed was made by georeferencing historic maps over modern satellite imagery in ArcMap.

Mined Earth: Global Gold Rushes and Canadian Nature

Editor’s Note: This post is the third in the “Seeds: New Research in Environmental History” series cosponsored by NiCHE and Edge Effects, highlighting the work of members of the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH) […]


NiCHE New Scholars 2016/17

With the opening of a new academic year comes the return of the NiCHE New Scholars Committee – a sub-group of NiCHE that connects environmental history grad students, postdoctoral fellows, and recent […]

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Review of Thistle, Resettling the Range

John Thistle, Resettling the Range: Animals, Ecologies, and Human Communities in Early British Columbia (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015), 244 pp, ISBN: 9780774828383. Reviewed by Mica Jorgenson Like many commuters travelling […]