The Climate of Union: The Decline of the North Sea Scottish Herring Fishing Industry 1660–1707

By Patrick Joseph Klinger. Patrick Joseph Klinger, whose research focuses on environmental and climatic aberrations and their relation to the Anglo-Scottish Union of 1707 has an article in the latest issue of Environment and History (23.2, May 2017) entitled ‘Weather and the Jacobite Rebellion of 1719′.  Recently, Geoffrey Parker and Sam White have demonstrated the importance of climatic and environmental change … More The Climate of Union: The Decline of the North Sea Scottish Herring Fishing Industry 1660–1707

The Aral Sea: Environmental Tragedy in a ‘Planned Economy’

by Desirée Quagliarotti.  Desirée’s article on the Aral Sea, co-written with Idamaria Fusco appeared in Global Environment 9.2 (Autumn 2016) and can be found here. She is working on a larger study of the Aral Sea. In the history of economic thought, environmental degradation has been mostly attributed to the capitalist model of economic growth … More The Aral Sea: Environmental Tragedy in a ‘Planned Economy’

An Interconnected Research Journey: Tyne after Tyne’s Infrastructural Friends, 2013-16

by Leona Skelton. Leona’s book, Tyne after Tyne: An Environmental History of a River’s Battle for Protection 1529–2015 was published by The White Horse Press last week. It was an outcome of the wider AHRC-funded research project described here. It’s hard to believe, but over three years have passed since our AHRC-funded, ‘Power and the Water: Reconnecting Pasts … More An Interconnected Research Journey: Tyne after Tyne’s Infrastructural Friends, 2013-16

Summer 2016 Writing Workshop for Mongolian and Chinese Scholars

By Ariell Ahearn and Dawn Chatty Ariell Ahearn is co-editor of a forthcoming White Horse Press book, Pastoralist Livelihoods in East Asian Drylands: Environment, Governance and Risk, to be published in June 2017. A number of its included papers grew out of the initiative described below. Dawn Chatty is former chair of the Commission on … More Summer 2016 Writing Workshop for Mongolian and Chinese Scholars

Croatian Environmental History

by HRVOJE PETRIĆ, Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb. Hrvoje is organiser of the forthcoming ESEH conference in Zagreb (28 June-2 July 2017). This article originally appeared in the ESEH pages of Environment and History, 23 (1), 2017. Copyright The White Horse Press. Croatian environmental history is in the first stages … More Croatian Environmental History

Exploration and Place in Studying Russia’s Environmental History

by David Moon (University of York, UK), Nicholas Breyfogle (The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA) and Alexandra Bekasova (National Research University-Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg, Russia). The White Horse Press will publish the authors’ edited collection, Place and Nature: Essays in Russian Environmental History in 2018. David Moon’s ‘Steppe by Steppe: Exploring Environmental Change in … More Exploration and Place in Studying Russia’s Environmental History

2017: Global Environment is ten years old

Co-editor Gabriella Corona reflects on the journal’s project and its discursive place in a globalised world. Global Environment is co-edited by Gabriella and Mauro Agnoletti. Further information can be found here and the journal can be ordered here The twice-yearly journal Global Environment. A Journal of Transdisciplinary History was born ten years ago to act as a link … More 2017: Global Environment is ten years old

Herder Warfare in East Africa: Militarism, conquests and enslavement, 1300-1963

By Gufu Oba Gufu Oba’s book, Herder Warfare in East Africa: A Social and Spatial History will be published by The White Horse Press in May 2017. The book is  a regional analysis of the spatial and social history of warfare among the nomadic peoples of East Africa, covering a period of 600 years. Here he … More Herder Warfare in East Africa: Militarism, conquests and enslavement, 1300-1963

Environmental History in the Last Days of 2016: From ‘Trumpocalypse’ to Planet Earth II

By Karen Jones, Editor of Environment and History The closing days of 2016 provided the usual moments where my environmental historian brain intersects with the material everyday – walks with the dog in the hoar-frosted early morning, garden-bound cogitations on fruit tree varieties, trying to remember where the particularly good patch of horseradish was on … More Environmental History in the Last Days of 2016: From ‘Trumpocalypse’ to Planet Earth II

Democratic environmentalism in a globalised world

By Mark Luccarelli Mark’s book The Eclipse of Urbanism and the Greening of Public Space: Image Making and the Search for a Commons in the United States, 1682–1865 is published by The White Horse Press on 15 December 2016. We stand presented by something of a paradox: never has the environment been so important to modern human … More Democratic environmentalism in a globalised world