Longhouse at Crawford Lake. Source: Sean Kheraj, 2017
Longhouse at Crawford Lake. Source: Sean Kheraj, 2017
Forest at Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. Source: Sean Kheraj, 2017
Forest at Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation. Source: Sean Kheraj, 2017
Men fighting bush fire, Bala, Ontario, August 1916, Credit: John Boyd / Library and Archives Canada /
Men fighting bush fire, Bala, Ontario, August 1916, Credit: John Boyd / Library and Archives Canada /
Maple at Crawford Lake Conservation Area
Maple at Crawford Lake Conservation Area

An American in Indigenous Ontario

Map of Toronto "Purchase," City of Toronto Archives

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 […]

Mining History and Hope

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

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 […]

The Reconstructed Longhouse and Environmental History

Reconstructed longhouse at Crawford Lake Conservation Area

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 […]

#EnvHist Worth Reading: May 2017

Young shirtless male gardener staking a tree, Niagara, Ontario, MIKAN 4293061, Library and Archives Canada

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 […]

CHESS 2017 Reflections: Acknowledging People and the Land

"Kiinwi Dabaadjmowin" mural at Lloyd S. King Elementary School.

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 2017 felt […]

A Field Guide to Hope

Hope – or La Villita Park, South Lawndale, Chicago. Photo by author.

Editor’s note: This is the sixth and final post in a mini-series on hope and environmental history. To read the series’s other posts, click here. If Martin Luther King were […]

Hope Beyond Progress

Photo by Christos Barbalis via StockSnap.io.

Editor’s note: This is the fifth post in a mini-series on hope and environmental history. To read the series’s other posts, click here. Scarcely a day passes without a major […]

The Potential of Hope within Environmental History Scholarship

Don Brubacher, "New Brunswick Autumn Colours," Flickr

Editor’s note: This is the fourth post in a mini-series on hope and environmental history. To read the series’s other posts, click here. As I prepared for this ASEH roundtable […]

Hope and Expectation on Turtle Island

Toban B., "At the Aamjiwnaang native reserve," Flickr

Editor’s note: This is the third post in a mini-series on hope and environmental history. To read the series’s other posts, click here. Hopeful settler stories about the environment tend […]

Declining Declensionism: Toward a Critical Hopeful Environmental History

Hope in the Anthropocene: a damaged thing with feathers? Photo: David Davies, Flickr

Editor’s note: This is the second post in a mini-series on hope and environmental history. To read the series’s other posts, click here. If environmental historians have neglected the subject […]

Hope and Environmental History: An Introduction

"Carya myristiciformis (Nutmeg Hickory)," Plant Image Library, Flickr

Editor’s note: This is the introductory post to a mini-series on hope and environmental history. Installments will appear twice daily on The Otter~La Loutre over the next three days. To read the […]

Nature’s Past Episode 56: Animal Metropolis

“May Contain Wolf,” as installed at the Tree Museum, Mary Anne Barkhouse, image courtesy of the artist

Episode 56: Animal Metropolis [38:08] Download Audio To kick off the 2017 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in Toronto, Ontario, I joined two of the editors of a new […]