Working Like a Dog: Rethinking Animal Labour Through the Industrious Turnspit Dog 

Today’s blog by Neil Humphrey introduces his thought-provoking (and just a little heart-rending) new article on animal labour in Environment and History (online-first, April 2022), ‘Working Like a Dog: Canine Labour, Technological Unemployment, and Extinction in Industrializing England’. Is a dog a worker? Despite that most dogs in industrialised countries no longer work, many of … More Working Like a Dog: Rethinking Animal Labour Through the Industrious Turnspit Dog 

Rurality in Tanzania: old and new meanings, values and practices at the local-global interface

In today’s blog, Antonio Allegretti introduces his new book Policy and Practice in Rural Tanzania: Grazing, Fishing and Farming at the Local–Global Interface (The White Horse Press 2022). Pastoralists and other rural peoples in Africa and the Global South have historically been the target of development narratives and counternarratives, which have contributed to shape development … More Rurality in Tanzania: old and new meanings, values and practices at the local-global interface

The Future of Our Past: Voices from the Next Generation of Environmental Historians

Today’s blog introduces a group of young scholars working on environmental history in the North of England, spotlighting their work and giving a platform to the new Northern Environmental History Network (which also encompasses Scotland) Enter … another group of reformers, the environmental historians, who insist that we have got to go still deeper yet, … More The Future of Our Past: Voices from the Next Generation of Environmental Historians

ABSTRACTS OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT 15.1 (EXTRACTIVE PERIPHERIES IN EUROPE) IN FRENCH

As part of an occasional series aimed at enhancing accessibility, Jawad Daheur, editor of the Special Issue of Global Environment 15.1 (Feb. 2022) on ‘Extractive Peripheries in Europe‘ offers a French translation of the volume’s abstracts. The introduction is free to read (in English) L’extraction de ressources dans un espace marginal : renaissance minière et … More ABSTRACTS OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT 15.1 (EXTRACTIVE PERIPHERIES IN EUROPE) IN FRENCH

Conceptualising Small Watersheds as Infrastructures of Immobility to Address Distress Induced Rural-Urban Migration in India

In this blog, originally published as one of the inaugural Environment and History ‘Snapshots’ in February 2022, Shashank Deora and Pankaj Sekhsaria discuss rural to urban distress-migration in India and the role small watersheds might play as ‘infrastructures of desirable immobility‘ INTRODUCTION India has witnessed growing urbanisation and increased domestic rural-urban migration over the last … More Conceptualising Small Watersheds as Infrastructures of Immobility to Address Distress Induced Rural-Urban Migration in India

Degrowth – an emerging concept questioning the basis of our current economic model

In today’s blog, Leonard Creutzburg gives a brief summary of the concept of Degrowth, which is the basis of his current article in Environmental Values, ‘Growing Trees for a Degrowth Society: An Approach to Switzerland’s Forest Sector’ “We are in the beginning of mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy … More Degrowth – an emerging concept questioning the basis of our current economic model

ESEH Roundup of European Environmental History Conferences in 2021

This blog reporting three exciting regional environmental history conferences held in 2021 appeared as the ESEH Notepad in Environment and History 28.1 (February 2022). Congratulations to the convenors on these successful events! Istanbul Unbound: Environmental Approaches to the City Istanbul Research Institute – Pera Museum. K. Mehmet Kentel (on behalf of the organising committee) Istanbul … More ESEH Roundup of European Environmental History Conferences in 2021

Sustainability of what and for whom?

To mark the publication of the inaugural issue of The Journal of Population and Sustainability (JP&S) with The White Horse Press, in this blog, JP&S editor David Samways questions the meaning of ‘sustainability’ and its implications for different populations.  About 15 years ago my partner and I installed a wood burning stove. At the time … More Sustainability of what and for whom?