All posts tagged energy

Grove Lime & Coal Co., Library of Congress, LC-F82-10056-PP

Call for Proposals: The Material Realities of Energy Histories

The Material Realities of Energy Histories A Call for Proposals for a Special Issue of the Canadian Journal of History/Annales canadiennes d’histoire (CJH/ACH) The appropriation and control of the flow […]

Harvest of carrots at the case study farm (Holubí Zhoř, Czech Republic). Photo by Eva Fraňková

Looking for sustainability halfway through: Energy and organic small-scale farming systems in the Czech Republic

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series showing the work of the Sustainable Farm Systems project. Eva Fraňková and Claudio Cattaneo During the last two centuries, agriculture in Europe […]

"Farmer girl milking a cow". Provided by Julie Ruiz, UQTR.

From mixed dairy farming to intensive feedlot agriculture: The evolution of agrarian landscapes in Quebec

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series showing the work of the Sustainable Farm Systems project. When most of us think of Quebec agriculture, we think of dairy farming […]

Olive grove landscape, Andalusia, Spain. Photo by Juan Infante Amate

The largest tree crop concentration in Europe: The making of olive landscapes in Southern Spain

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly series showing the work of the Sustainable Farm Systems project The cultivation of olives has been present in all Mediterranean civilizations. To our knowledge, it […]

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Chronic Hunger, Chronic Terror: Agrarian Modernization and the Struggle for Sustainability in Guatemala, 1944-1980

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly series showing the work of the Sustainable Farm Systems project Blessed with plentiful sunshine and rich soils, Guatemala exports large quantities of coffee, bananas, sugar […]

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Food and Farm Systems Energy Transitions: A Meeting of the Phoenix Energy Working Group

Editor’s Note: This post, which originally ran on the University of Saskatchewan’s HGIS lab site, is part of a series showing the work of the Sustainable Farm Systems project.  In February I escaped the […]

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Studying Agricultural Change from the Perspective of Socio-Ecological Metabolism: Evidence from Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Austria

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly series showing the work of the Sustainable Farm Systems project After High School I wanted to become a development aid worker and solve environmental problems, […]

Malaga Experimental Field. Photo by Guiomar Gallego

Reconstructing Sustainable Agrarian Conditions: Examples from three field experiments in Spain.

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly series showing the work of the Sustainable Farm Systems project Stripped of much of its traditional knowledge, modern western agriculture based on fossil fuel mechanization […]

Greenhouse in Spain. Photo by Eduardo Aguilera

Quantifying Agroecosystem Greenhouse Gas Emissions in Spain, 1900-2008

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly series showing the work of the Sustainable Farm Systems project Agricultural production (including crop, livestock and forestry) is a major contributor to anthropogenic greenhouse […]

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Surplus and Scarcity in Pre-Industrial Agriculture – Lessons from Austrian Manors

Editor’s Note: This is part of a monthly series showing the work of the Sustainable Farm Systems project The Sustainable Farm Systems (SFS) project tackles the sustainability of agriculture from a diversity […]

Kinbasket BC. Photo: Ben Bradley

EH-SO: Fourth Symposium of Environmental Historians of Southern Ontario

by Ben Bradley. The 4th Symposium of Environmental Historians of Southern Ontario (EH-SO) will be held in Toronto, on energy and forestry. The EH-SO symposiums are intended to develop connections between […]