Nature’s Past Episode 29: The Contributions of Environmental History

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Episode 29: The Contributions of Environmental History

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Last month, York University’s New Frontiers in Graduate History conference hosted a roundtable panel that explored the contributions of environmental history research. Panelists were asked to speak about their own experiences as environmental historians and to reflect on some of the origins of the sub-discipline, its scholarly and public history contributions, and its future prospects. The panelists included Sean KherajRichard HoffmannColin Coates, and Michael Egan. Each speaker discussed his own research and commented on the broader implications of environmental history research.

Also on this episode of the podcast, we speak with Jim Clifford about the Environmental History Mobile app, which recently became available for download in the Apple App Store. [Editor’s Note: This app is no longer available.]

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Richard Hoffmann
Colin Coates
Michael Egan
Jim Clifford

Works Cited:

Sean Kheraj, Canadian History and Environment

New Frontiers in Graduate History conference, 2012

Environmental History Mobile App [Editor’s Note: This app is no longer available.]

Music Credits:

“Chillin’ with Jeris” by copperhead

“Always” by Copperhead

“such a fine young man” by DoKashiteru

“Flowing Water” by Pitx

Photo Credit:

“Canadian Oil Spill Response Vessels – 1 (of 3) – Sony A77 II with Radioactive Takumar 1:1.4 50mm Super-Multi-Coated Prime (M42 mount)” by Logos: The Art of Photography


Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 29: The Contributions of Environmental History” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environment History Podcast. 22 March 2012.

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Sean Kheraj

Associate Professor and Vice-Provost Academic at Toronto Metropolitan University
Sean Kheraj is a member of the executive committee of the Network in Canadian History and Environment. He's an associate professor in the Department of History and Vice-Provost Academic at Toronto Metropolitan 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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