Nature’s Past Episode 72: What’s Next for Canadian Environmental History?

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Episode 72: What’s Next for Canadian Environmental History?

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In 2011, the Network in Canadian History and Environment and the Wilson Institute for Canadian History at McMaster University hosted a workshop in Burlington, Ontario called “EH Plus: Writing the Next Chapter of Canadian Environmental History.” Participants wrote and shared short papers outlining potential directions for the development of the field of Canadian environmental history.

On this episode of the podcast, we speak with some Canadian environmental historians about how they see the future of the field today. We look back at the conference ten years ago and reflect on past predictions and make a few of our own.

This panel was streamed to a live audience in April 2021 as part of Environmental History Week organized by the American Society for Environmental History. We were joined by Heather Green from Saint Mary’s University, Alan MacEachern from Western University, and Shannon Stunden Bower from University of Alberta.


Heather Green
Alan MacEachern
Shannon Stunden Bower

Music Credits:

“Fantasy Village” by AMOEBACREW

“Dark Atmospheric Ambient” by DHDMUSIC

Photo Credit:

“Taylor Creek hydro path” Source: Kheraj, 2021.


Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 72: What’s Next for Canadian Environmental History?” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 12 July 2021.

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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 vice dean of 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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