Projects

Thematic Projects

Canadian Climate History: Assembling digital resources to facilitate the study of historical data on Canadian environments.

Facilitating understanding of forests in Canada's history and preserving our nation's long experience with forestry.

Forest History: Facilitating understanding of forests in Canada’s history and preserving our nation’s long experience with forestry.

Landscapes seeks to encourage reflection on the environmental history of common and public landscapes.

Landscapes: Landscapes seeks to encourage reflection on the environmental history of common and public landscapes.

Species migrate. So does environmental knowledge. We are working to improve understanding of migratory species.

Transnational Ecologies: Working to improve understanding of migratory species.

Water History: This project is interested in all ways that the humans interact with the hydrological environment.

Water History: This project is interested in all ways that the humans interact with the hydrological environment.

Digital Infrastructure: Working to create and promote new tools and services that support humanities research and NiCHE projects

Digital Infrastructure: Create and promoting new tools and services that support humanities research and NiCHE projects

Networks

New Scholars Committee: A sub-group of NiCHE for those embarking on their academic careers.

New Scholars Committee: A sub-group of NiCHE for those embarking on their academic careers.

History & Environment of Atlantic Region: A network for scholars studying the environmental history and historical geography of the Atlantic provinces.

History & Environment of Atlantic Region: A network for scholars studying the environmental history and historical geography of the Atlantic provinces.

Nature | History | Society: A regional network that hosts events in Vancouver for those studying the environmental history of the West Coast.

Nature | History | Society: A regional network that hosts events in Vancouver for those studying the environmental history of the West Coast.

Prairie Environmental Network: Based at U Sask, this network promotes knowledge of environmental history on the Prairies projects

Prairie Environmental Network: Based at U Sask, this network promotes knowledge of environmental history on the Prairies projects

Quelques Arpents de Neige: Bringing together scholars along the Quebec-Windsor corridor and in New England.

Quelques Arpents de Neige: Bringing together scholars along the Quebec-Windsor corridor and in New England.

Qu'est-ce qui se passe Leader: Cette tribune est appelée à suivre l’actualité de l’histoire environnementale francophone et à être mise à jour par l’apport direct des chercheurs.

Qu’est-ce qui se passe
Leader: Cette tribune est appelée à suivre l’actualité de l’histoire environnementale francophone et à être mise à jour par l’apport direct des chercheurs.

Toronto Environmental History Network: The group hosts a monthly potluck reading group and it is open to all environmental historians and historical geographers in the GTA.

Toronto Environmental History Network: A monthly reading group open to environmental historians and historical geographers in the GTA.

Member Initiatives

2013

Forestarium: A Website and Interactive Map for Forest History in Quebec.

Forestarium: A Website and Interactive Map for Forest History in Quebec.

2012

MB Williams: Living and Writing the Early Years of Parks Canada: A web exhibit showcasing the life and works of MB Williams, the early biographer of Canada's Parks.

MB Williams: Living and Writing the Early Years of Parks Canada: A web exhibit showcasing the life and works of MB Williams.

Scholars Profiles (2010-2012): Once a month this blog will feature the research and experiences of a researcher, written in their own words.

Scholars Profiles (2010-2012): Once a month this blog will feature the research and experiences of a researcher, written in their own words.

History for the Future of Food Sinead Earley: A community-university research initiative that seeks to provide a deeper appreciation for local food systems.

History for the Future of Food: A community-university research initiative that seeks to provide a deeper appreciation for local food systems.

Augmented Reality and Environmental History: A Carleton University Public History project exploring Augmented Reality as a tool for telling history.

Augmented Reality and Environmental History: Exploring Augmented Reality as a tool for telling history.

2011

CoHearence Podcast Series—Culture and Environment: A podcast series collaboration between Nature’s Past, NiCHE, and graduate students and faculty from the York University Faculty of Environmental Studies.

CoHearence Podcast Series: A collaboration between Nature’s Past, NiCHE, and graduate students from York University.

Ribbon of Green: An online historical atlas of Edmonton's River Valley.

Ribbon of Green: An online historical atlas of Edmonton’s River Valley.

EH Mobile App: A mobile app for environmental history news.

EH Mobile App: A mobile app for environmental history news.

2010

Nature's Past Exhibit: This exhibit was co-curated by Liza Piper and Karen Simonson, with support from the Provincial Archives of Alberta and NiCHE. It was on display at the Provincial Archives of Alberta in Edmonton from September through December 2010.

Nature’s Past Exhibit: An exhibit displayed at the Provincial Archives of Alberta in Edmonton from Sept-Dec 2010.

Knowledge Mobilization Blog: Is it time for more historians to re-think scholarly publishing? In what ways can an open-access approach to publishing enhance knowledge mobilization?

Knowledge Mobilization Blog: Is it time for more historians to re-think scholarly publishing?

The Land Remains: A project that combines drama with K-8 environmental history education in the Ottawa region.

The Land Remains: A project that combines drama with K-8 environmental history education in the Ottawa region.

Ontario County Maps Geospatial Project: An initiative to compile and create a Geographic Information Systems dataset on original maps of Ontario created between 1856 and 1888.

Ontario County Maps Geospatial Project: An initiative to compile a Geographic Information Systems dataset on Ontario maps from 1856-1888.

Abandoned Mines: A project that seeks to study the historical impacts of abandoned mines on First Nations communities in northern Canada.

Abandoned Mines: A project that seeks to study the historical impacts of abandoned mines on First Nations communities in northern Canada.

Environmental History in the Classroom: An educational materials collaboration between NiCHE, EcoKids Canada and the UWO Public History students of 2009/2010.

Environmental History in the Classroom: Acollaboration between NiCHE, EcoKids Canada, and the UWO Public History students of 2009/2010.

Reaching a Popular Audience: A series of workshops and resources for graduate students interested in reaching a wide audience with their research.

Reaching a Popular Audience: A series of workshops and resources for graduate students interested in reaching a wide audience with their research.

2009

Nuclear International Research Group (NIRG): A network of researchers studying the nuclear industry from a variety of academic backgrounds.

Nuclear International Research Group (NIRG): A network of researchers studying the nuclear industry from a variety of academic backgrounds.

Atlas of the Environmental History of South Central Ontario: An online, GIS-based tool for organizing and communicating knowledge of the environmental history of southern Ontario.

Atlas of the Environmental History of South Central Ontario: An GIS web-based tool for organizing knowledge of the environmental history of southern Ontario.

Don River Valley Historical Mapping Project: The project uses GIS to document historical changes in the landscape of the Don River watershed in Toronto.

Don River Valley Historical Mapping Project: The project uses GIS to document historical changes in the landscape of the Don River watershed in Toronto.

How to Write a Zotero Translator: An open-access introduction to creating customized translators for Zotero. Includes lessons in HTML, HTML DOM and JavaScript.

How to Write a Zotero Translator: An open-access introduction to creating customized translators for Zotero. Includes lessons in HTML, HTML DOM and JavaScript.

Back to the Island: An online exhibit dedicated to the "Back to the Land" movement of 1970s in PEI. Features both a narrative and oral history of life at the time.

Back to the Island: An online exhibit dedicated to the “Back to the Land” movement of 1970s in PEI. Features both a narrative and oral history of life at the time.

2008

Towards a Guide to Best Practices in XML Markup: A pilot project using historical environmental data to outline best practices for using XML Markup.

Towards a Guide to Best Practices in XML Markup: A pilot project using historical environmental data to outline best practices for using XML Markup.

People and the Bay: A joint project between university and high school students during which students worked together to create short videos about environmental history topics.

People and the Bay: A joint project between university and high school students where students worked to create short videos about environmental history topics.

Newfoundland's Petit Nord: A photo exhibit of the archaeological sites along Newfoundland's Petit Nord, along with maps of the sites.

Newfoundland’s Petit Nord: A photo exhibit of the archaeological sites along Newfoundland’s Petit Nord, along with maps of the sites.

2007

The Programming Historian: An open-access introduction to programming in Python, aimed at working historians (and other humanists) with little previous experience.

The Programming Historian: An open-access introduction to programming in Python, aimed at working historians (and other humanists) with little previous experience.