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Forest at Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. Source: Sean Kheraj, 2017

Settlers Choosing The Sad and Happy Stories: Peeling Ceremony, Relations, and Pain Away From Indigenous Sovereignties

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series of reflections on the 2017 Canadian History and Environment Summer School. You can find all the articles here. I am interested in […]

Men fighting bush fire, Bala, Ontario, August 1916, Credit: John Boyd / Library and Archives Canada /

#EnvHist Worth Reading: July 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 […]

Battle for the Woodlands

Undoing the Colonial Myth of “Firsting”

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series of reflections on the 2017 Canadian History and Environment Summer School. You can find all the articles here. Author’s note: Please be aware […]

Maple at Crawford Lake Conservation Area

Collaborative Landscapes

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series of reflections on the 2017 Canadian History and Environment Summer School. You can find all the articles here. I am still digesting […]

Conferring with Experts. People: Catherine Tammaro, Katie Labelle, Carolyn Podruchny

Walking Backwards with Bad Knees Through Land and History: Seven Lessons in Decolonizing

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series of reflections on the 2017 Canadian History and Environment Summer School. You can find all the articles here. Excited to be […]

Palaces, Forbidden City, Beijing

希望: A Postcard from China

Lang Kou was until a few years ago a tiny, traditional country village on the banks of China’s winding Lushui River. It was most likely the village’s picturesque quality, its […]

"Ode to Cyberpunk" by Eleonora Gorini, Flickr Commons

#EnvHist Worth Reading: June 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 […]

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Five-and-a-Half Things I Learned Teaching My First Course

I’m part of the relative minority of academics who chose the academy because they want to teach. I went to graduate school without a clear picture of what historians do […]

Keitha Keeshig-Tobias, "Residential School 2016" Woodland Cultural Center Art Gallery

Reconnaître la culture et le langage autochtone inscrits dans le territoire

Note de l’éditeur: Cet article fait partie d’une série de réflexions de CHESS 2017. Vous pouvez trouver tous les articles ici. En donnant le coup d’envoi à l’école d’été CHESS 2017, […]

Map of Toronto "Purchase," City of Toronto Archives

An American in Indigenous Ontario

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series of reflections on the 2017 Canadian History and Environment Summer School. You can find all the articles here. How surprising and […]

Blueberries growing near the site of the Kam Kotia Mine disaster (Timmins, Ontario). Photo by author

Mining History and Hope

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series of reflections on the 2017 Canadian History and Environment Summer School. You can find all the articles here. Mining and First […]

Reconstructed longhouse at Crawford Lake Conservation Area

The Reconstructed Longhouse and Environmental History

Editor’s note: This article is part of a series of reflections on the 2017 Canadian History and Environment Summer School. You can find all the articles here. CHESS field schooling […]