Teaching Materials / Matériel d’enseignement

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Integrated Database in Environmental History of Canada, an online resource provided by the Canada Research Chair in the Environmental History of Québec.

Environmental History Bibliography at the Forest History Society, a searchable database with 40,000+ citations.

The Syllabus Project: Diversifying the Environmental History Syllabus

The Canadian Encyclopedia, in English and in French.

Wikipedia’s List of Environmental Books (and articles) was updated in 2020 through the #flipthelist initiative. This program was jointly sponsored by the ASEH Committee on Diversity, Inclusion and Equity; the ASEH Graduate Student Caucus; Environmental History Now; the Women’s Environmental History Network; and the NiCHE New Scholars community.

HistoricalClimatology.com is a great interdisciplinary resource for those interested in climate history and climate change research.

Teaching Modules

Teaching Environmental History: Canada in Context, a collection of 8 online open-access teaching modules featuring journal articles, primary sources, audio/video content, and discussion questions.

Canada’s Year Without Summer, an online primary source collection on climate history and the consequences of the 1815 eruption of  the Tambora volcano.

Teaching Environmental History, a collection of teaching modules from the journal Environmental History.





Also see the teaching page on Sean Kheraj’s website.


Library and Archives Canada Image Search. The image details page includes information on copyright and license holders.

McCord Museum Flickr Commons. You can search the McCord Museum collections here.

The Glenbow Museum is a great resource for Western Canadian material. Search its archive of 11,000+ photographs here.

The Northwest Territories Archives has albums of thematic material and albums of photographs by notable northern residents and visitors.

Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Digital Archives Initiative is a great resource for Newfoundland and Labrador’s history and culture. It includes books, maps, photographs, periodicals, video, and audio links.

The PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation has a wide array of digital/online resources.

Search the Nova Scotia Archives’ online database to find images and other resources related to Nova Scotia’s natural and human history.

The University of Alberta’s Peel’s Prairie Collection contains resources dedicated to Western Canadian/Prairie history. You can search for images here.

The National Archives UK Flickr Commons collection also includes albums of photos from Canada.

The photos included in Wikipedia articles are another great resource, as most are licensed under Creative Commons. Click on an image in a Wikipedia article, and it will provide more information and give you the opportunity to download a higher resolution image.

Finally, you can use the Creative Commons Search to find images and videos that you can legally re-post on websites. It provides the option to search Flickr, Google or the Wiki Commons.


Check with your local map librarian. As some of the best digital resources are sometimes behind paywalls, you should start by investigating the collection at your home institution.

The University of Toronto has a good online map collection, and many of them are available to the public.

The Glenbow Museum also has a good online map collection, searchable here.

Island Imagined is a great resource for those studying the history of Prince Edward Island.

The David Rumsey Map Collection includes over 500 maps of Canada, and many more of the United States and other parts of the world.

The Library of Congress has a large online map collection.

The Norman B. Lenethal Map Center, run through the Boston Public Library, has an online map collection and provides access to a dozen map-related exhibitions.

The John Carter Brown Library Map Collection is a great resource for those interested in American environmental history.

And of course, Library & Archives Canada, has an extensive online map collection.


The National Film Board “Green Channel” has a collection of relevant films online.

Request a Resource

Educator Labs, a volunteer-based website, puts educators in touch with retired teachers/librarians.

Have you used any teaching resources not listed here? Drop us a line and let us know about them!

Graduate Student Funding Sources

Who funds Environmental History & Historic Geography Students? /Où trouver de l’aide pour financer des études en histoire de l’environnement et la géographie historique environnementale?

Depending on your degree level / Le financement dépend de votre niveau d’études :

level / niveauAmount / montantName of Award / Nom de la bourseApplications / Date limite DueTenable At / Université:
National Level    
M.A. / Maîtrise$17 500Canada Graduate Scholarships – Master’s (SSHRC)October (university deadlines may be earlier; contact your current school) 
PhD / Doctorat$20 000 per annum (p.a.)SSHRC Doctoral FellowshipsOctober (university deadlines may be earlier; contact your current school) 
PhD / Doctorat$35 000 p.a.Canada Graduate Scholarships – Doctoral Program (SSHRC)October (university deadlines may be earlier; contact your current school)
PhD / Doctorat$40 000 p.a.Trudeau FoundationDecember (university deadlines may be earlier; contact your current school) 
PhD / Doctorat$50 000 p.a.Vanier Canada Graduate ScholarshipsNovember (university deadlines may be earlier; contact your current school)
Independent Organizations
PhD / Doctorat$1 000Hal Rothman Dissertation Fellowship (American Society for Environmental History)November
M.A. & PhD / Maîtrise et
$1 000J. Donald Hughes Graduate Research Fellowships (American Society for Environmental History)November
PhD / Doctorat$1 000Equity Graduate Student Fellowship (American Society for Environmental History)January
M.A. & PhD / Maîtrise et
$1 000Samuel P. Hays Research Fellowship (American Society for Environmental History)November
British Columbia    
M.A. & PhD / Maîtrise et
$20 000Pacific LeadersOctoberUBC, UVic, SFU, UNBC
M.A. & PhD / Maîtrise et
$10 800Queen Elizabeth II Graduate Scholarship Alberta Universities
M.A. & PhD / Maîtrise et
$12 000 (M.A.) $16 000 (PhD)University of Manitoba Graduate FellowshipFebruaryU Manitoba
M.A. & PhD / Maîtrise et
$5 000Lake of the Woods District Property Owners AssociationDecemberU Manitoba
M.A. & PhD / Maîtrise et
$10 000 – $15 000Ontario Graduate ScholarshipUniversity dependent; contact your current school for more informationOntario Universities
M.A. & PhD / Maîtrise et
$15 000 – $20 000Fonds de recherche sur la culture et la société (FQRSC)Octobre 
M.A. & PhD / Maîtrise et
$7 500 – $10 000 (1 an)Desjardins (FQRSC)Décembre – Mars 
M.A. & PhD / Maîtrise et
$25 000 (1 an)Subvention Desjardins (FQRSC)Décembre – Avril 
Prince Edward Island    
PhD / Doctorat$15 000I.O.D.E. War Memorial Doctoral Scholarship UPEI

This list is a work in progress, so if you know of others, please send us an email.