This blog piece appeared as the ESEH Notepad in the May 2021 issue of Environment and History. In the midst of so many serious socio-ecological problems, many environmental historians are keen that their work might ‘make a difference’ beyond academic discourse. For this Notepad, to stimulate further reflection and debate, we asked four ESEH members: … More Socially-engaged environmental history: An ESEH ‘notepad’
by Karen R. Jones, editor of Environment and History Since Carolyn Merchant’s famous study on science, patriarchy and ‘the Death of Nature’ (1980), scholars have successively refined the lens of gender analysis to effectively deconstruct the historical relationships between humans, environments and other species. In their introduction to a recent special issue of Environment and History (May … More From Placing Gender to the Responsibilities of Practice: ‘Doing’ and ‘Being’ in Environmental History
It is twenty years since The White Horse Press published Sieferle’s important work The Subterranean Forest. In this short opinion piece Michael Karl reflects on the life of this eminent, but controversial, historian. One need not work as a historian by profession to be aware of the time passing – tempus fugit. Old folk (like myself) can easily … More Rolf-Peter Sieferle: It’s the ecology, stupid!