ON PLACE AND POLITICS IN THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT

In this essay, first published in Global Environment 13.1 (February 2020), ICEHO chair Graeme Wynn makes a case for the ability of the ‘braided stream’ of history to reveal meaning in present events and declares the need – even greater since this piece was written – for ICEHO to ‘encourage various ways of recounting and … More ON PLACE AND POLITICS IN THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT

Social construction of pine forest wastes

In this blog, Marcin Krasnodębski introduces his recently published article in Environment and History ‘The Social Construction of Pine Forest Wastes in Southwestern France During the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries’ (online first, November 2019), reminding us that the fluidity of concepts and definitions over time requires a certain agility from the environmental historian. Forest is many … More Social construction of pine forest wastes

SINGING ON THE SUBMARINE: CONFERENCE REVIEW FOR ESEH 2019, ‘BOUNDARIES IN/OF ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY’, TALLINN

In this blog, which also featured as the ESEH Notepad in Environment and History 26.1 (February 2020), but without all the pretty pictures, Ulrike Plath and Kati Lindström report on last year’s fabulous ESEH conference in Tallinn.  The Estonian Center for Environmental History (KAJAK) had the honour of hosting the 10th biennial ESEH conference on 21–25 … More SINGING ON THE SUBMARINE: CONFERENCE REVIEW FOR ESEH 2019, ‘BOUNDARIES IN/OF ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY’, TALLINN

Animals and society in Brazil from the 16th to 19th centuries

A blog with a mission today from Ana Lucia Camphora who summarises her groundbreaking book on animal-human relations in Brazil, which will be published by The White Horse Press in early 2021 … if funds can be raised for translation! Find out how to help here. (Note: no money from this fundraiser will come to … More Animals and society in Brazil from the 16th to 19th centuries

Effects of political instability on nature conservation: the case of Argentina

In this blog, Maria Daniela Rivarola, Daniel Simberloff and Christy Leppanen foreground the unstable real world context of nature protection initiatives, as explored in their article in Environment and History (Fast Track, November 2019), ‘History of Protected Areas in Argentina: A Seesaw of Shifting Priorities and Policies in a Developing Country’ What does nature do … More Effects of political instability on nature conservation: the case of Argentina

Introducing the ICEHOUSE

The White Horse Press and ICEHO President Graeme Wynn are delighted to announce a new collaboration between Global Environment/ The White Horse Press and the International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations.  ‘The ICEHOUSE Society’ is a vehicle to further the reach and significance of ICEHO. Described succinctly, it is ‘a place’ for friends of ICEHO to … More Introducing the ICEHOUSE

Religion in the Age of the Anthropocene

Arianne Conty of The American University of Sharjah introduces her paper ‘Religion in the Age of the Anthropocene’, justpublished in Environmental Values (Fasttrack November 2019) Thanks to many recent scholarly attempts to view Western intellectual achievements as regional anthropological contributions rather than universal objective criteria, notions such as ‘nature’ and ‘culture’ have come to be … More Religion in the Age of the Anthropocene

The State of the Art of Brazilian Environmental History

Today’s blog piece by Regina Horta Duarte of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais is also the ESEH ‘Notepad’ of Environment and History 25.4 (November 2019) and interestingly illuminates the thriving Brazilian environmental history scene.[1] CONFERENCES, LABS, AND MEDIA Two international events held roughly ten years apart signal that environmental history in Brazil is flourishing. In … More The State of the Art of Brazilian Environmental History

Shipping on the border: Environmental dimensions in the development of steam navigation in the Lake Constance region

In today’s blog, Nina Schlaefli of the University of Bern introduces her poster on steam navigation on Lake Constance, which won second prize in the White Horse Press Poster Competition at ESEH Tallinn this summer. Nina’s poster impressed with its excellent graphical presentation and concisely communicated narrative. The development of steam navigation on Lake Constance … More Shipping on the border: Environmental dimensions in the development of steam navigation in the Lake Constance region

Reflections on a Climate Strike

In this blog, Matthew Hodgetts and Kevin McGravey consider last month’s Climate Strikes through the lens of their new paper in Environmental Values, ‘Climate Change and the Free Marketplace of Ideas?‘ (Online First, September 2019) The youth of the world united the past two Fridays, September 20thand 27th, to continue #ClimateStrike on #FridaysForFuture, a movement … More Reflections on a Climate Strike