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Horseshoe Island, Great Slave Lake, June 14, 1.35am.

Next Stop YZF: Wetlands and Wildfires

Editor’s note: This is the final post in a five-part series about the environmental histories Jess Dunkin encountered while travelling from Ottawa to Yellowknife this past spring. Read the full #NextStopYZF here. Day […]

Lang, SK.

Next Stop YZF: Dioramas and Grain Elevators

Editor’s note: This is part four in a five-part series about the environmental histories Jess Dunkin encountered while travelling from Ottawa to Yellowknife this past spring. Read the full #NextStopYZF here. Day 6 […]

Petro Harvester, Portal, ND.

Next Stop YZF: Water Parks and Petro Harvesters

Editor’s note: This is part three in a five-part series about the environmental histories Jess Dunkin encountered while travelling from Ottawa to Yellowknife this past spring. Read the full #NextStopYZF here. Day 4 […]

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Next Stop YZF: Shorelines and Wood Blocks

Editor’s note: This is part two in a five-part series about the environmental histories Jess Dunkin encountered while travelling from Ottawa to Yellowknife this past spring. Read the full #NextStopYZF here. Day 2 […]

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Next Stop YZF: Introduction and Gardens

Editor’s note: This is the first post in a five-part series about the environmental histories Jess Dunkin encountered while travelling from Ottawa to Yellowknife this past spring. Read the full #NextStopYZF here. I am […]

Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, 2010. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

How the Battle of Britain Changed Canadian Rivers

The Battle of Britain, which began 10 July seventy-five years ago, is mainly remembered as a great test of British defences and patriotic valour. Bombs detonating city streets and churches […]

George Frederic Watts, "Physical Energy, 1882-1904" in Kensington Gardens, London. Source: S. Kheraj

ICHG 2015: Closing Thoughts of a “Door Crasher” on Conference Organization

The 2015 International Conference of Historical Geographers is now over and I am back in Canada. As I mentioned in my first post in this series, I was a “door […]

CFP: The Environmental Histories of Ports and Ocean Trade

The Environmental Histories of Ports and Ocean Trade 18-19 September 2015 Centre for Port & Maritime History Liverpool, England The waterfront of the great port city of Liverpool is still […]

Royal Geographical Society, London. Source: S. Kheraj

ICHG 2015: Environmental, but not necessarily environmental history

The intersections between historical geography and environmental history are numerous, but the two fields are certainly not synonymous. This fact struck me almost immediately as I thumbed through the program […]

Theodore Roosevelt. Source: whatitmeanstobeamerican.org

#EnvHist Worth Reading: June 2015

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. We are […]

Prince Albert Memorial, Hyde Park, London. Source: S. Kheraj

ICHG 2015: History and Geography in a Digital Age

Who reads geography and history any more? This was the question at the heart of William Cronon’s plenary lecture for the British Academy for the Social Sciences and Humanities at […]

Livingstone Monument at Royal Geographical Society, London. Source: S. Kheraj

ICHG 2015: Explicit Methodology

When approaching my first experience of a geography conference, I wondered what would stand out the most. Methodology! Many of the papers I saw provided meticulously detailed descriptions of research […]