Endangered enemies: culture, history and human–wildlife conflict

In today’s blog, Meera Oomen reflects on human–animal conflict and traditional and modern strategies for its management. One instance of such conflict is explored in more depth in her forthcoming article for Environment and History, ‘The elephant in the room: histories of place, memory and conflict with wildlife along a southern Indian forest fringe’ available … More Endangered enemies: culture, history and human–wildlife conflict

The emotional impact of working on climate change: the experience of scientists and activists

Drawing on findings from their forthcoming article in Environmental Values, ‘Engaging with Climate Change: Comparing the Cultures of Science and Activism’ (open-access pre-copyedit version), Paul Hoggett and Rosemary Randall here examine the emotional challenges faced by climate scientists and activists. Climate change and interconnected crises such as species extinction and resource depletion present humankind with … More The emotional impact of working on climate change: the experience of scientists and activists

Thinking About Food Consumption and Its Impact

In today’s blog post, Michelle Mart previews the forthcoming issue of Global Environment, ‘Consuming the World: Eating and Drinking in Culture, History, and the Environment’ (March 2018) co-edited by her and Dan Philippon. The special issue of Global Environment, ‘Consuming the World: Eating and Drinking in Culture, History, and the Environment’, began with what Dan … More Thinking About Food Consumption and Its Impact

Transversal bridging of African and womanist standpoints: Seeking a life-affirming global ethic

In her forthcoming article in Environmental Values entitled ‘Ubuntu and ecofeminism: Value-building with African and womanist voices’, Inge Konik (University of the Free State) engages in a transversal theoretical bridging of the African ethic of ubuntu and materialist ecological feminism. In this blog she summarises the key arguments of her article, which she posits as … More Transversal bridging of African and womanist standpoints: Seeking a life-affirming global ethic

Hazardous commodities: Australian live animal export from the long nineteenth century to today

In today’s blog Nancy Cushing discusses the contemporary inspiration for her new paper in Environment and History, ‘ “Few Commodities are More Hazardous”: Australian Live Animal Export, 1788–1880’, now available through Ingenta FastTrack. My scholarly interest in Australia’s live animal export trade can be traced back to a very specific event: the 2011 exposure of the … More Hazardous commodities: Australian live animal export from the long nineteenth century to today

ESEH ZAGREB 2017 CONFERENCE: SOME REFLECTIONS

On a chilly day here in Europe, local organiser (and now ESEH vice-president) Borna Fuerst-Bjeliš (University of Zagreb) recalls the sunny (if occasionally thundery!) days of last summer’s ESEH conference in Zagreb. This blog post first appeared as the ESEH ‘Notepad) in Environment and History 24.1 (2018) The ninth ESEH biennial conference was held in … More ESEH ZAGREB 2017 CONFERENCE: SOME REFLECTIONS

Citizen-Engagement Circumvented: An Analysis of Liquid-Waste Information/Knowledge, Control and Environmental Policy-Perspectives in Zimbabwe. A Literature Review.

By Mark Nyandoro Today’s blog trails Mark’s forthcoming article in Environment and History, ‘Citizen-Engagement Circumvented: An Analysis of Liquid-Waste Information/Knowledge, Control and Environmental Policy-Perspectives in Harare, Zimbabwe’, available in uncopyedited form on the WHP website,  presenting a broad and extended literature review for the main paper. There is no scarcity of literature on the history of … More Citizen-Engagement Circumvented: An Analysis of Liquid-Waste Information/Knowledge, Control and Environmental Policy-Perspectives in Zimbabwe. A Literature Review.

‘Gypsies’, ‘Nomads’, ‘Roma’. Categorisation processes of Roma and Sinti in Italy: Reflections on an Upcoming Special Issue of Nomadic Peoples

By Marco Solimene and Stefania Pontrandolfo. Marco and Stefania are the guest editors of a Special Issue 22.1 (March 2018) of Nomadic Peoples on Roma in Italy. The conceptualisation of spatial mobility in its connection to identity issues has generated a great deal of research among anthropologists working with nomadic populations and studying their relations with … More ‘Gypsies’, ‘Nomads’, ‘Roma’. Categorisation processes of Roma and Sinti in Italy: Reflections on an Upcoming Special Issue of Nomadic Peoples

Horn to be Wild: unpacking humankind’s history of ‘rhinocerotica’ for species conservation

In today’s blog, Zara Bending offers a preview of and background to her forthcoming article in Environment and History. This will be published via Ingenta FastTrack in January and is currently available in uncopyedited form here. In an upcoming article in Environment and History, I seek to obtain a fuller understanding of the drivers of the … More Horn to be Wild: unpacking humankind’s history of ‘rhinocerotica’ for species conservation

Environmental history in Russia and about Russia

In this blog post, originally published as the ESEH ‘Notepad’ in Environment and History 23.4 (November 2017), Julia Lajus of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg provides some insights into environmental history publications in and about Russia. As well as the items cited, readers might be interested in the recent issue of … More Environmental history in Russia and about Russia