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Review of Ingram’s Wildlife, Conservation, and Conflict in Quebec, 1840-1914

Reviewed By: Emma Hunter (Queen’s University) Darcy Ingram, Wildlife, Conservation, and Conflict in Quebec, 1840-1914. Vancouver and Toronto: UBC Press, 2013. 304 pp. ISBN 9780774821414. $34.95 (paper). Wildlife, Conservation, and […]

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Proceedings of the 1975 British-Canadian Symposium on Historical Geography

In July 2015, the 16th International Conference of Historical Geographers in London will celebrate the first 40 years of both the Journal of Historical Geography and the series of conferences which […]

"Versailles serenity," StripeyAnne, Flickr

Canadians at Versailles: ESEH 2015

In a little less than a week, the biennial meeting of the European Society for Environmental History will begin. This year, it’s being held in France, at the Université de Versailles […]

Reflections On CHESS 2015 From A Recently-Converted Environmental Historian

As a PhD Candidate at the University of Saskatchewan I spend a great deal of my time surrounded by young and inspiring Environmental Historians. So when the call for applicants […]

16 June 1925. Source: Second Century Club collection

The Second Century Club’s Second Life

More than any other government body I can think of, national park services benefit by a staff loyal not only to the contemporary agency but to the idea of the agency’s […]

The NiCHE 10, spring 2015: Lafreniere, Rück, Stunden Bower, Macfarlane, Bonnell, Clapperton, Degroot, Dunkin, MacFadyen, McLaughlin

Perfect: Ten

A little while back, I posted about the five seven eight NiCHE members who landed potentially-permanent jobs of late. I am happy to provide yet one more  update this spring, bringing the total to ten! […]

Howard & Son's factory at City Mills in West Ham

Tracking Cinchona with Digital Methods

I am working on a paper for the ESEH in France in a few weeks which focuses on the role of an industrialist, J.E. Howard, in supporting the efforts of British government officials and economic […]

MTSOFan, "Let's Head South," Flickr

Go South, Young Historian?

Canadian environmental historians abroad are not unlike Canada geese. We might stand out a little, but it’s not uncommon to encounter us outside our own borders. Many of us fly […]

Columbia River Stamp. Source: Library and Archives Canada, R169-5

Indigenous Perspectives on the Columbia River Treaty

In 1964, Canada and the United States ratified the Columbia River Treaty, an international agreement outlining water use on parts of the Columbia River and initiating the construction of four […]

Yordie Sands @ Blogging in Second Life 2014. Source: Flickr

#EnvHist Worth Reading: May 2015

This month, we take a different approach to #EnvHist Worth Reading. Usually, Jessica DeWitt profiles a few articles and other media she finds on the Web that she thinks might […]


History Carnival 146: Facets of Environmental History

This month I am taking a break from our regular monthly #EnvHist Worth Reading posts to host the 146th History Carnival and focus solely on some of the best blogging that […]

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CHESS 2015 Chaudière Field Trip – A Primer

On Saturday morning CHESS 2015 participants will be touring the Chaudière Falls region. In order to help get you situated, below you will find a little primer, some images, and further […]