Conferring with Experts. People: Catherine Tammaro, Katie Labelle, Carolyn Podruchny
Conferring with Experts. People: Catherine Tammaro, Katie Labelle, Carolyn Podruchny
Palaces, Forbidden City, Beijing
Palaces, Forbidden City, Beijing
"Ode to Cyberpunk" by Eleonora Gorini, Flickr Commons
"Ode to Cyberpunk" by Eleonora Gorini, Flickr Commons
Keitha Keeshig-Tobias, "Residential School 2016" Woodland Cultural Center Art Gallery
Keitha Keeshig-Tobias, "Residential School 2016" Woodland Cultural Center Art Gallery

Chernobyl: The Ongoing Accident

Reactor 4, the original sarcophagus, and the reactor 4 memorial. Source: Robynne Mellor

Almost a year ago, in June 2016, I visited the Chernobyl exclusion zone with a fitted dust mask in hand and little idea what to expect.  At the time it […]

CFP: Seeds 2: New Research in Environmental History

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Call for Pitches: Seeds 2: New Research in Environmental History A collaboration between NiCHE and Edge Effects Deadline: June 1, 2017 July 1, 2017 This series is open to all […]

Weather Markets: A Business Case for Environmental History

Weather factory? ADM Mill in Minneapolis, c1920. Photo: Minnesota Historical Society, MH5.9 MP3.1A

When Monsanto spent $1 billion in 2013 to purchase Climate Corporation, its climate data, and its algorithms for using machine learning to predict weather, everyone from farmers and insurance companies […]

Righting the Land: An Interview with Peter von Tiesenhausen

Peter von Tiesenhausen: Demmitt Community Centre

Alberta’s Peace Country has experienced major changes to the landscape over the past 70 years, including the rise of farming, forestry, and oil extraction. Settler artist Peter von Tiesenhausen’s life […]

Day of Canadian Environmental History at CHA 2017

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017 will be a day of Canadian environmental history at the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association. If you are attending the conference this year in […]

Anticipating the Anthropocene

From "El amor por las montañas" series of Guy Laramee, http://www.guylaramee.com/

At an international meeting in 2000, Nobel Prize-winning chemist Paul J. Crutzen grew increasingly irritated at scientists introducing their research in the context of Holocene norms. Finally, he interrupted, “We’re not […]

Northern Frontier, Northern Homeland: The Berger Report at 40 and An Experiment, Part II

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A few months ago, I wrote about a teaching experiment involving digital humanities, two classes, and the fortieth anniversary of the Berger Report (formally, Northern Frontier, Northern Homeland: The Report […]

Enseigner les SIG historiques et restaurer les communautés perdues en classe

A view of San Pablo, the site of ASU Tempe Campus, c1908. LOC 6a16978u

Editor’s note: this post first appeared in the historical GIS series as Teaching Historical GIS and Restoring Lost Communities in the Classroom. It has been translated by members of Géohistorie […]

Southern Identity and Northern Territory: Review of Desbiens, Power from the North: Territory, Identity, and the Culture of Hydroelectricity in Quebec.

Giant's Staircase Spillway, Robert-Bourassa Reservoir

Caroline Desbiens, Power from the North: Territory, Identity, and the Culture of Hydroelectricity in Quebec. (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2014). xxiii + 281 pp. $34.95 paper (ISBN 9780774824170). At well over one and […]

An Evolving Conversation: Environmental History and Current Events

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Washington DC, The White House, February 8, 2017. Around 300 climate justice activists and supporters gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House in an emergency action to protest the Army Corps Of Engineer's sudden granting of the required easement to proceed with the construction of the last leg of the Dakota Access pipeline."

In February/March, five new scholars in environmental history, from both the United States and Canada, gathered digitally to begin a discussion of recent environmental trends and issues and how the […]

CFP: special issue of Scientia Canadensis on Environment and Technology

Credit: Canada. Dept. of Mines and Resources / Library and Archives Canada / PA-021656

Call for Papers For a special issue of Scientia Canadensis on Environment and Technology Environment and technology are broad rubrics, and historians have been investigating their intersection for some time […]

#EnvHist Worth Reading: March 2017

Norwegian Postcard "F-1516-3 Tromsø. Byen hvor isbjørnen "vandrer" i gatene." Source: Flicker Commons, Nasjonalbiblioteket / National Library of Norway

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 […]