Socially-engaged environmental history: An ESEH ‘notepad’

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’

From Placing Gender to the Responsibilities of Practice: ‘Doing’ and ‘Being’ in Environmental History

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

Rolf-Peter Sieferle: It’s the ecology, stupid!

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!

Working paper on sustainable history: the responsibilities of academic historians in a climate-impacted world

This working paper was produced in early 2020 by Andrea Gaynor, Carla Pascoe Leahy, Ruth Morgan, Daniel May and Yves Rees1 to start a conversation about how academic historians can help to address the climate and biodiversity crises in their professional practice. We are delighted to be able to contribute to its further dissemination and … More Working paper on sustainable history: the responsibilities of academic historians in a climate-impacted world

Spanish-language Profile of Timothy J. Killeen’s A Perfect Storm in the Amazon Wilderness

Courtesy of our friends at Halac, here is a Spanish-language profile of Tim Killeen’s A Perfect Storm in the Amazon Wilderness, the first chapter of which was published Open Access last month. Timothy J. Killeen presenta su nueva e importante monografía de acceso abierto, que será publicada en serie por The White Horse Press a … More Spanish-language Profile of Timothy J. Killeen’s A Perfect Storm in the Amazon Wilderness

2021 TARR ENVIROTECH ARTICLE PRIZE AWARDED TO BILL RANKIN’S ‘THE ACCURACY TRAP’

Have you ever wondered how the brightly coloured environment maps we’re all familiar with are actually produced? If you read William Rankin’s article ‘The Accuracy Trap’ you’ll never look at these maps in quite the same way again.  Published last year as a fast track article in Environment and History, ‘The Accuracy Trap’ has just … More 2021 TARR ENVIROTECH ARTICLE PRIZE AWARDED TO BILL RANKIN’S ‘THE ACCURACY TRAP’

OPENING A TECHNICAL FIELD. ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION, LOCAL KNOWLEDGE AND CITIZEN SCIENCE

In this blog, originally published as the ICEHO pages in Global Environment 14.1 (Feb. 2021), Stefan Dorondel argues that ecological restoration should be (re)connected with local people and engaged citizens, rather than being undertaken as a top-down project. Check out his ‘Danislands’ project on Facebook. I write this short piece as the second wave of … More OPENING A TECHNICAL FIELD. ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION, LOCAL KNOWLEDGE AND CITIZEN SCIENCE

A Perfect Storm in The Amazon Wilderness. Success and failure in the fight to save an ecosystem of critical importance to the planet

Timothy J. Killeen introduces his important new Open Access monograph, which will be published serially by The White Horse Press from Spring 2021 and in two e-volumes and a print edition in 2022. The master ISBN for the serial publication and e-volumes will be ISBN 978-1-912186-22-8. The book is essential reading for all those interested in the … More A Perfect Storm in The Amazon Wilderness. Success and failure in the fight to save an ecosystem of critical importance to the planet