Nature’s Past – Episode 13: New Directions in Urban Environmental History & Abandoned Mines

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Nature’s Past Episode 13 – click to play | right click, ‘save as’ to download

On this episode of the podcast, we feature a preview discussion about a round-table panel for next week’s ASEH meeting called “Urbs in Horto: New Directions in Urban Environmental History”. Matthew Klingle, Ellen Stroud, Karl Appuhn, and Sean Kheraj sit down to discuss new developments in the field of urban environmental history and invite listeners to post comments or questions. Please let us know what you think.

Also, John Sandlos and Arn Keeling stop by to talk about their new project on abandoned mines in the Canadian North. This project examines the social and environmental consequences of large-scale mining operations for local Aboriginal people in northern Canada.

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Other Contributor(s): 
  • Matthew Klingle
  • Ellen Stroud
  • Karl Appuhn
  • John Sandlos
  • Arn Keeling

Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 13: New Directions in Urban Environmental History & Abandoned Mines.” Nature’s Past. 3 March 2010.


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Sean Kheraj is the director of the Network in Canadian History and Environment. He's an associate professor in the Department of History and associate dean of programs in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies at York University. His research and teaching focuses on environmental and Canadian history. He is also the host and producer of Nature's Past, NiCHE's audio podcast series and he blogs at

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