AHS virtual special issue on ‘Rural History & Environmental History’

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The journal Australian Historical Studies (AHS) recently published its second Virtual Special Issue, ‘Rural History & Environmental History’.

This online only issue draws upon decades of discussion and debate in the journal about the relationships between peoples and their environments since 1788. It includes an excellent introductory essay by Ruth Morgan which outlines the issues that have concerned historians of non-metropolitan Australia. It features a selection of sixteen previously published AHS papers that examine the topic. All articles are free to access until 31 December 2017.


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Daniel is an Associate Professor in the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability at Western Michigan University. He is an editor for The Otter-La loutre and is part of the NiCHE executive. A transnational environmental historian who focuses on Canadian-American border waters and energy issues, particularly in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence basin, Daniel is the author or co-editor of four books, including the recently-published "Fixing Niagara Falls: Environment, Energy, and Engineers at the World's Most Famous Waterfall." He has finished a book on the environmental and energy history of Canada-U.S. relations (forthcoming 2023) and is finishing another book on the environmental history of Lake Ontario. He is starting a new research project on Canada's international climate change policies. Website: https://danielmacfarlane.wordpress.com Twitter: @Danny__Mac__

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