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CFP: Seeds 2: New Research in Environmental History

Call for Pitches: Seeds 2: New Research in Environmental History A collaboration between NiCHE and Edge Effects Deadline: June 1, 2017 July 1, 2017 This series is open to all […]

Source: Stephen Melkisethian; "#NoDAPL Emergency Rally DC 20 
Washington DC, The White House, February 8, 2017. Around 300 climate justice activists and supporters gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in an emergency action to protest the Army Corps Of Engineer's sudden granting of the required easement to proceed with the construction of the last leg of the Dakota Access pipeline."

An Evolving Conversation: Environmental History and Current Events

In February/March, five new scholars in environmental history, from both the United States and Canada, gathered digitally to begin a discussion of recent environmental trends and issues and how the […]


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 […]

The recently completed Trans-Alaska Pipeline System, 1977. Library of Congress.

Down the Line: Exploring the Environmental History of Pipelines

Editor’s Note: This post is the seventh 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 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 […]


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 […]

Dry Island Buffalo Jump Provincial Park, AB.  Photo by author.

NiCHE New Scholars Year End

The NiCHE New Scholars Committee has finished the 2015/2016 year as we enter the summer and participants get busy with conferences and research trips.  Over the past year the New […]

Graduate Study Opportunity – University of Alberta – Northern Environmental History

The Department of History & Classics at the University of Alberta, is offering funding packages for MA and PhD candidates interested in studying the environmental or cultural history of food […]

"Cliff Ocean" by Dan Walk. Source: Flickr.

Historicizing the Oceans: New Scholars Discussion

In October the NiCHE New Scholars met to discuss borderlands and the ideas surrounding peace parks. Desiree A. Valadares led a lively discussion that examined the changing concept of peace […]