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Today’s “Ribbon of Green”, City of Edmonton. Personal photo, William Van Arragon.

Whose ‘Ribbon of Green’? HGIS and the Histories of Edmonton’s River Valley and Ravines System

By Mo Engel, Shannon Stunden Bower, Andrew Tappenden, and William Van Arragon If you were to ask many Edmontonians today what they think makes their city special, odds are good […]

Energy Then and Now Book Launch

On Friday, January 27, 2017, the Department of History at University of Toronto will host a book launch event for two new books in the field of energy humanities: Ruth […]

View over Mackenzie Delta from Cessna 172 - En route from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk - Northwest Territories - Canada

Review of Dokis, Where the Rivers Meet

Carly A. Dokis. Where the Rivers Meet: Pipelines, Participatory Management, and Aboriginal-State Relations in the Northwest Territories. (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015), 207 pgs, ISBN 978-0-7748-2845-1. Reviewed by Cyrus M. Hester, […]

Featured Image: A farmer loads his manure spreader in Shelby County, Iowa, 1941. Image from Wikimedia Commons.

Rethinking American Agriculture: Fertilized Farms and Victory Gardens

By Anastasia Day and Timothy Johnson Editor’s Note: This post is the sixth in the “Seeds: New Research in Environmental History” series cosponsored by NiCHE and Edge Effects, highlighting the work of members […]

The R. M. S. Nascopie anchored in Pangnirtung Fjord off the coast of Baffin Island, Nunavut,
August 1946. Source: Library and Archives Canada, MIKAN 3842294.

New Articles in Canadian Environmental History: From Adventurous Tourists to Experimental Farms

From time to time we like to highlight new research in the fields of Canadian environmental history and historical geography that appears in journal articles. This is an ongoing series, […]

Abandoned headframe at Giant Mine, Yellowknife, NWT. Photo by Arn Keeling.

Introducing “Mining and Communities”

We’ve invited the editors of the six new titles in the Canadian History & Environment series at University of Calgary Press to introduce the book they’ve edited. In this post, […]

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Introducing “Moving Natures”

We’ve invited the editors of the six new titles in the Canadian History & Environment series at University of Calgary Press to introduce the book they’ve edited. In this post, […]

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Why Animals? Introducing “Animal Metropolis”

We’ve invited the editors of the six new titles in the Canadian History & Environment series at University of Calgary Press to introduce the book they’ve edited. In this post, Joanna […]

“Don flood, south from Bloor Viaduct” 1918. Source: City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1231, Item 33

Nature’s Past Episode 54: Reclaiming the Don, From Dissertation to Book

    Episode 54: Reclaiming the Don, From Dissertation to Book [28:00] Download Audio In 2008, I interviewed Jennifer Bonnell about her work on the environmental history of the Don River […]

Crawford Lake. Source: Perry Quan, Flickr

Call for Participants: CHESS 2017 Gender and Indigenous Landscapes

Host Institution: York University, Toronto, Ontario ***Applications due: October 16, 2016*** Online Application Form http://niche-canada.org/chess2017 The Network in Canadian History and Environment is pleased to invite applications for the 2017 […]

Cattle on Côte-des-Neiges Road, Montreal, QC, about 1900. McCord Museum, MP-0000.27.69

Environmental Nuisances and Political Contestation in Canadian Cities: A Special Issue of Urban History Review/Revue d’histoire urbaine

By Owen Temby and Jessica van Horssen The latest issue of Urban History Review/Revue histoire urbaine is a special themed issue we guest edited on the topic of environmental nuisances and […]

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Review of Kennedy, Something of a Peasant Paradise?

Reviewed by Katie Cottreau-Robins Gregory M.W. Kennedy, Something of a Peasant Paradise?: Comparing Rural Societies in Acadie and the Loudunais, 1604-1755. Montreal: McGill-Queens University Press, 2014. 288 pp. ISBN987-0-7735-4343-0. As […]