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“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 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 […]

Rogers Pass, Albert Canyon, CPR, colour, 1920s?

Hot Summer Photo Contest: Travel, Tourism, and the Environment

NiCHE is holding a Summer 2016 photo contest on the theme of “Travel, Tourism, and the Environment.” The theme is timely, for summer is when environmental historians take to the […]

Niagara Falls, in Louis Hennepin, A new discovery of a vast country in America, extending above four thousand miles, between New France & New Mexico; with a description of the Great lakes, cataracts, rivers, plants, and animals (London: Henry Bonwicke, 1699), opposite page 22. Public domain via University of Pittsburgh Library at

Early Canadian Environmental History: A Forum

Editor’s note: This is the final post in a joint series of posts on early Canadian environmental history by The Otter~La loutre and Borealia. The entire series is available here. After […]

Great Falls Power Plant on Winnipeg River, 1927. Source: Library and Archives Canada, 3381560.

6 New Articles in Canadian Environmental History: From High Modernism to Ducks

While we highlight new books in Canadian environmental history through our book reviews, our annual BookLook, and the podcast, we do not devote much attention to scholarship in Canadian environmental […]

Head of the Lake, Lake Ontario by Elizabeth Simcoe, 1796. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Early Canadian Environmental History Series: Editorial Introduction and Essential Reading

By Sean Kheraj and Denis McKim Welcome to a series on early Canadian environmental history, jointly hosted by Borealia and The Otter ~ La Loutre, the blog of The Network in Canadian History and Environment […]

CFP: Transitions in Energy Landscapes and Everyday Life in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

A Workshop organized by the Material Cultures of Energy Project and the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society Venue: Kerschensteiner Kolleg / Deutsches Museum Munich, Germany Date: Thurs 27 […]

“Prairie Rural Electric” Print from 35 mm black and white film, taken in the early 1990s, off of Highway 2, north of Nanton, Alberta. (James Opp, All rights reserved)

Envisioning Canadian Energy Landscapes Photos

Last month we held an image contest called “Envisioning Canadian Energy Landscapes.” The contest invited participants to submit both historical and contemporary photographs that represent Canada’s relationship with energy. Here […]

Call for Proposals: Indigenous Feminism Edited Collection

Call for Proposals: Indigenous Feminism Edited Collection Intergenerational Indigenous Feminisms Editors: Erica Violet Lee, Sarah Nickel, Amanda Fehr University of Manitoba Press (UMP)   The editors are seeking proposals for […]

"Seattle Sunset" Source:  Flickr.

#ASEH2016 Tweet Archive: All the Tweets that were fit to Tweet

Did you miss the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History? Not a problem. We’ve harvested all the Tweets from #ASEH2016! Re-live the conference 140 characters at […]