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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 […]

View over Mackenzie Delta from Cessna 172 - En route from Inuvik to Tuktoyaktuk - Northwest Territories - Canada

Review of Dokis, Where the Rivers Meet

Carly A. Dokis. Where the Rivers Meet: Pipelines, Participatory Management, and Aboriginal-State Relations in the Northwest Territories. (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015), 207 pgs, ISBN 978-0-7748-2845-1. Reviewed by Cyrus M. Hester, […]

Featured Image: A farmer loads his manure spreader in Shelby County, Iowa, 1941. Image from Wikimedia Commons.

Rethinking American Agriculture: Fertilized Farms and Victory Gardens

By Anastasia Day and Timothy Johnson Editor’s Note: This post is the sixth in the “Seeds: New Research in Environmental History” series cosponsored by NiCHE and Edge Effects, highlighting the work of members […]

Polar Bear Swim, English Bay, Vancouver, BC. Source: Flickr

The Otter~La loutre: Top Five Posts of 2016

With 2016 behind us, now is the time to take a quick peek at the most popular posts of the year on The Otter~La loutre. 2016 was a big year for […]

Montréal, 1900-1905. Rue Craig >Est, depuis rue McGill, BANQ Carte Postale, Photo: Flickr

New ways to imagine an old city

Imagine if you could examine the entire real estate portfolio for any proprietor in a large city linked to detailed household descriptions of up to a third of his or […]

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The Drawing Room at the Seigneury House, Beauharnois, Lower Canada (1838), Library & Archives Canada

Holiday Reading

CBC does it, Canada’s History does it, the New York Times does it…. Now NiCHE has year-end recommendations for books-you-would-like-to-give-or-receive: things we’ve read and loved, things we want to read […]

Rat in a flowerbox, New York City (David Shankbone, Wikimedia Commons)

#EnvHist Worth Reading: November 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 […]

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Review of Van Horssen, A Town Called Asbestos

Jessica van Horssen, A Town Called Asbestos: Environmental Contamination, Health, and Resilience in a Resource Community (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2016), 228pp. + xxi. Reviewed by Michael Egan, Department of History, […]

The R. M. S. Nascopie anchored in Pangnirtung Fjord off the coast of Baffin Island, Nunavut,
August 1946. Source: Library and Archives Canada, MIKAN 3842294.

New Articles in Canadian Environmental History: From Adventurous Tourists to Experimental Farms

From time to time we like to highlight new research in the fields of Canadian environmental history and historical geography that appears in journal articles. This is an ongoing series, […]

Square in Guimarães, Portugal. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

Introducing: Methodological Challenges in Nature-Culture and Environmental History Research

I used to think that I alone preferred the discussions over dinner and drinks in conference cities to the conference panels themselves. Don’t get me wrong. I love a great […]

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Busting Ghosts: Building an HGIS to Reveal Historical Mine Waste Producers and Develop Strategies to Mitigate Future Risk

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