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“Isn’t it nice to get away from it all?”  Edmonton Journal, 20 August 1970. Courtesy of Edd Uluschak and Simon Fraser University Editorial Cartoon collection.

Rowdy Parks: Towards a More Popular Culture of Nature in Postwar Canada

This is the 7th in a series of posts written by recipients of NiCHE New Scholar Travel Grants to attend the World Congress of Environmental History in Guimarães, Portugal.   […]

"Cavaliers Québec 2014-03-22" by Asclepias - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Thinking about teaching

This is the first in a regular series of posts on teaching environmental history and the humanities, edited by Claire Campbell. If you would like to contribute a post to the […]

cover Ontario Conservation book, 1950

NiCHE ~ Succession

September 21, 2004 could reasonably be called the day that both my daughter Sadie and NiCHE were born. Picture the scene: A newly-assembled crib in one corner of the room. […]

Cover of Stanley Park: Nature and History Walk guide 1.

Parks and Ecology: Stanley Park Nature and History Walk Guides, 1990

For most of its history, ecology has not been a guiding principle for the management of Stanley Park. This is one of the observations that I made in my book Inventing Stanley […]

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The Otter: Call for Book Reviewers

The Otter~La Loutre is pleased to announce that it is accepting book reviews for the monthly column on Canadian environmental history. The Otter~La Loutre functions under the Network in Canadian History and […]

BaNQ, Réunion du Conseil des ministres de la province de Québec au Palais de justice de Montréal – [Vers 1915], COTE : P318,S2,P52. On peut y voir le premier ministre Lomer Gouin, ainsi qu’Adélard Turgeon et Jules Allard, qui ont occupé les fonctions de ministre des Terres et Forêts et de ministre de la Colonisation, des Mines et Pêcheries, à différents moments de leurs mandats entre 1905 et 1915.

De ministères en ministères…

Depuis mes débuts sur le blogue du NiCHE, j’ai rarement fait dans la chronique d’opinion et le commentaire politique. J’ai parfois quelques réticences quant à l’instrumentalisation de l’histoire, et plus […]

from B.E. Fernow's Age of Trees and Time of Blazing Determined by Annual Rings, 1897

Science, Storytelling, and Environmental History

This is the 6th in a series of posts written by recipients of NiCHE New Scholar Travel Grants to attend the World Congress of Environmental History in Guimarães, Portugal.   […]


Review: Land and Sea: Environmental History in Atlantic Canada

Reviewed By: John Thistle (Labrador Institute of Memorial University) Published: The Otter-NiCHE (September, 2014) Claire Campbell and Robert Summerby-Murray, Land and Sea: Environmental History in Atlantic Canada. Fredericton: Acadiensis Press, […]

Source: J. DeWitt's Bookshelf

#EnvHist Worth Reading: August 2014

Every month we 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. Here are […]

Click here for the "Public History in a Changing Climate," special publication, Summer 2014

Another Step Toward an Environmental Public History

by Cathy Stanton. This week sees the arrival of a new issue of The Public Historian journal, edited by Leah Glaser and focused on “Public History and Environmental Sustainability.”  In […]

Environmentalism From Below Workshop Participants.

Politics as Usual?

I recently had the privilege of attending the Environmentalism from Below workshop, organized by Jonathan Clapperton, Liza Piper, the Rachel Carson Center, and NiCHE at the University of Alberta (August […]

Clarion River, Cook Forest State Park, Pennsylvania

Fostering Camaraderie: NiCHE New Scholars Committee Begins the 2014/15 Year

The NiCHE New Scholars Committee is a sub-group of NiCHE that connects environmental history grad students, postdoctoral fellows, and recent PhD graduates. The committee meets digitally, either via Google Talk […]