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White and brown guinea pig. Source: Pexels.com

Guinea Pig Mea Culpa

Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of posts from contributors to Animal Metropolis: Histories of Human-Animal Relations in Urban Canada (University of Calgary Press, 2017). In each […]

Foottit et Padilla ("Chocolat")

Être Chocolat

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of posts from contributors to Animal Metropolis: Histories of Human-Animal Relations in Urban Canada (University of Calgary Press, 2017). In each […]

Ottawa Ribfest BBQ menus, https://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelnugent/7409895582

Let’s Not Underestimate the Victorians: Interpreting the Evolution of Animal Welfare and Rights

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of posts from contributors to  Animal Metropolis: Histories of Human-Animal Relations in Urban Canada (University of Calgary Press, 2017). In each […]

Berger Inquiry hearing at Wrigley, NWT, 1975 (Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre)

Northern Frontier, Northern Homeland: The Berger Report at 40, and an Experiment

  In March 1974, Justice Thomas Berger of the Supreme Court of British Columbia was commissioned by Pierre Trudeau’s Liberal government to study the environmental, economic, and social effects of […]

Pioneer Cabin Tree. Source: Tom Purcell, Flickr Commons

#EnvHist Worth Reading: January 2017

Every month I carefully track the most popular and significant environmental history articles, videos, audio, and other items making their way through the online environmental history (#envhist) community. You can […]

Photograph by Laura Larsen.

Running the Rails: The Perennial Question of Prairie Grain Handling

Editor’s Note: This post is the eighth 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) Graduate […]

"Gladstone, Manitoba hunters returning from the field." n.d. Courtesy of LAC. PA 021467.

Wildlife, Land, and People: A Century of Change in Prairie Canada

Wild animals have traditionally not been a part of what we think matters in the history of the prairie west. To be sure, prairie historians have made mention of wolves, […]

"Giant Mine, Yellowknife" by Allan Farrell

Film Review: Guardians of Eternity

Guardians of Eternity: Confronting Giant Mine’s Toxic Legacy. Directed by France Benoit. Sheba Films, 2015. 45 minutes. English and French versions. Reviewed by Jim Clifford, Department of History, University of […]

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) […]

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Teaching Media Literacy Through Environmental Disaster: The Kalamazoo River Oil Spill

As we entered the Age of Trump, university educators justifiably questioned what they could do in the classroom to address the “post-truth” state of North American public discourse. Opinion pieces made […]

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Environmental History, Conservation, and the Social Sciences

If we are honest with ourselves, environmental historians will often admit to nagging doubts about whether our vocation is a useful one. Amid increasingly obvious signs of a climate change, […]

Source: Black Hour (Flicker Commons); "The people want environmental justice: The second annual "Love Yo Mama" celebration in East Oakland put environmental justice back into Earth Day (April 2010)

#EnvHist Worth Reading: December 2016

Every month I carefully track the most popular and significant environmental history articles, videos, audio, and other items making their way through the online environmental history (#envhist) community. You can […]