Environmental History in Romania: The Travail of a Scientific Field. Part 2

In an expanded version of his ‘Notepad’, originally published in Environment and History 25.2 (May 2019), Stefan Dorondel of the Francisc I. Rainer Institute of Anthropology in Bucharest expores the field of environmental history in Romania. Part 1 of this blog was published on 23 July 2019 and covered the pre-socialist and socialist periods. Post-socialist period … More Environmental History in Romania: The Travail of a Scientific Field. Part 2

Environmental History in Romania: The Travail of a Scientific Field. Part I.

In an expanded version of his ‘Notepad’, originally published in Environment and History 25.2 (May 2019), Stefan Dorondel of the Francisc I. Rainer Institute of Anthropology in Bucharest expores the field of environmental history in Romania. To write about environmental history as an independent epistemological field in Romania could be a task accomplished within minutes. This … More Environmental History in Romania: The Travail of a Scientific Field. Part I.

Towards Environmental Histories of (Social) Media?

In today’s blog, Simo Laakkonen and Otto Tähkäpää reflect on the role of the media in shaping our understandings of the world around us, and the need for an environmental history of media to illuminate how these understandings have evolved. The blog is based on their forthcoming article in Environment and History, ‘Towards an environmental history … More Towards Environmental Histories of (Social) Media?

Local History, History of the Alps, Environmental History: a Place-Based Path

In this blog, Giacomo Bonan, whose book, The State in The Forest will be published by The White Horse Press next week, writes about his journey from his childhood in the Italian Alps to becoming an environmental historian As is well known, one of the frequent pitfalls of historical analysis is that of reducing articulated … More Local History, History of the Alps, Environmental History: a Place-Based Path

Environmental Philanthropic Behaviour Among Potential Online Donors

Today’s blog is something slightly different – a fascinating questionaire that provided data for ‘Materialism, awareness of environmental consequences and environmental philanthropic behaviour among potential donors’, a paper by Piia Lundberg, Annukka Vainio, Ann Ojala and Anni Arponen, forthcoming in Environmental Values (Fast Track Summer 2019) and now online in its unedited  pre-print state. The online questionnaire … More Environmental Philanthropic Behaviour Among Potential Online Donors

Profit and poison: Gambling with agricultural chemicals in Senegal’s Cotton Zone

Sarah Hardin’s article ‘Charging Responsibility for the Repercussions of Pesticide Usage in Post-War Francophone Africa‘ is now available online-first in Environment and History (subscription access required). Here she introduces some of the article’s findings. In Senegal, as in other West African countries, many women earn an income from growing and selling onions, tomatoes, cabbages and … More Profit and poison: Gambling with agricultural chemicals in Senegal’s Cotton Zone

Know thy neighbour: how humans know jackals in the Danube Delta

In today’s blog Mihnea Tanasescu describes the study that forms the basis of his co-authored (with Ștefan Constantinescu) article on Golden Jackals, ‘How Knowledge of the Golden Jackal (Canis aureus) is Formed: A Report from the Danube Delta’, in Environmental Values (online first, June 2019). The authors combined qualitative information from interviews with images from camera traps … More Know thy neighbour: how humans know jackals in the Danube Delta

Reflections on development strategies that aim at ‘linking pastoralists to market’

To complement his OPEN ACCESS co-authored article, ‘Elusive profits: understanding economic performance of local traders in the pastoral small ruminant value chain in Northern Kenya‘, in the latest issue of Nomadic Peoples (23.1, Spring 2019), Guyo Malicha Roba reflects here on pastoralists, their markets and how development strategies aimed at linking the two could be improved. … More Reflections on development strategies that aim at ‘linking pastoralists to market’

Palm Oil and Politics in the Anthropocene

In today’s blog, Amanda Machin of the University of Witten/Herdecke shows how a personal case illuminates the subject of her forthcoming paper in Environmental Values (scheduled for EV 28.3, June 2019), ‘Democracy and Agonism in the Anthropocene: The Challenges of Knowledge, Time and Boundary’. My six-year-old niece, Hazel, is on a mission against palm oil. She sorts … More Palm Oil and Politics in the Anthropocene