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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 […]

PhD Scholarship: 20th-Century US-Canadian Energy History

The Department of History at the University of Calgary is pleased to announce one Eyes High Doctoral Recruitment Scholarship ( for applicants to the PhD program in History at the […]

Rural History Round Table Speaker Series at Guelph

Hamish Maxwell-Stewart Professor of History and Associate Dean Research, University of Tasmania, Australia “Rural Convicts in a British Penal Colony: Transportation to Van Diemen’s Land, 1817-1853” When: Friday, March 11, […]

Clearing site for Imperial Oil Refinery, Port Moody, BC, 1914. Source: City of Vancouver Archives.

Photo Contest: Envisioning Canadian Energy Landscapes

NiCHE is pleased to announce the “Envisioning Canadian Energy Landscapes” image contest, and invites submissions from NiCHE members for “best historical image” and “best contemporary image” of a Canadian energy landscape. […]