Plant Perspectives: A New Open Access Journal Coming Soon

Excuse our blatant self-pollination in announcing our exciting new journal here! Opening for submissions in 2023, Plant Perspectives, edited by John C. Ryan with Deputy Editor Isis Brook will be an Open Access interdisciplinary forum for all things planty and peopley. Its shiny new website is here and the scope is copied below, with some … More Plant Perspectives: A New Open Access Journal Coming Soon

COD, COLONIALISM, AND THE ANTHROPOCENE

In this blog, originally published as a ‘Snapshot’ in Environment and History (28.3, August 2022), Sandy Hunter asks how to ‘understand the precipitous decline of the Northern cod as both metonym for contemporary crisis and an ecological tragedy with deep historical roots?’ …the number of which [the codfish] seems to equal that of the grains … More COD, COLONIALISM, AND THE ANTHROPOCENE

THE WORKINGS OF NATURE’S MATERIALITY AS SEEN THROUGH THE LENS OF AFFORDANCES: THE EXAMPLE OF HISTORICAL BOG LANDSCAPES

In this blog, Maurice Paulissen, Edward H. Huijbens and Roy van Beek introduce their forthcoming Open Access article in Environment and History, which will be published online-first next month. In the article, the theory of affordances is intriguingly applied to medieval and modern bog landscapes. Imagine someone who has never seen a coffee mug before … More THE WORKINGS OF NATURE’S MATERIALITY AS SEEN THROUGH THE LENS OF AFFORDANCES: THE EXAMPLE OF HISTORICAL BOG LANDSCAPES

ENVISAGING ENERGY FUTURES: PAST AND PRESENT

In today’s blog, originally a ‘Snapshot’ in Environment and History 28.3 (August 2022), Tanja Riekkinen investigates petroculture as a ‘socio-technical imaginary’, proposing that ‘exploring the history of sociotechnical imaginaries related to energy’ – specifically positive advertisements for oil’s place in a bright future – ‘may provide novel perspectives for understanding current envisionings and practices of … More ENVISAGING ENERGY FUTURES: PAST AND PRESENT

The Sublime and the Pale Blue Dot

In this blog, Matt Harvey offers a taster of his recently published article in Environmental Values (online first, August 2022), The Sublime and the Pale Blue Dot: Reclaiming the Cosmos for Earthly Nature, advocating ‘engagement with the sublime Cosmos, as an earth-centred aesthetic experience that reminds us of and finds joy in our inalienable attachments … More The Sublime and the Pale Blue Dot

TIGERS, THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS AND UNCERTAINTY.

In this blog, which first appeared as ‘Notes from the ICEHouse’, the ICEHO pages, in Global Environment 15.2 (June 2022), Claire Campbell of Bucknell University considers how we can ‘acknowledge the enormous gravity of the climate crisis that our children have been born to, but not define their lives by it’. My son wants to … More TIGERS, THE MAGIC SCHOOL BUS AND UNCERTAINTY.

Hiding in plain sight – environment in history

In today’s blog, Atte Arffman introduces a new article in Environment and History (online first, August 2022), co-written by him and Antero Holmila, entitled  ‘Race, Environment, and Crisis: Hurricane Camille and the Politics of Southern Segregation’ and proffering an ‘unusual angle’ on hurricane studies. Atte realised today the coincidence that Camille made its landfall on … More Hiding in plain sight – environment in history

The Messy Liberation of the European Bison

In this blog, Monica Vasile discusses the problematic, complicated and ambivalent ‘success story’ of the reintroduction of European bison in Romania – the subject of her new, Open Access, article in Environment and History: From Reintroduction to Rewilding: Autonomy, Agency and the Messy Liberation of the European Bison Amidst the gloom of environmental news, updates … More The Messy Liberation of the European Bison

ESEH / White Horse Press Poster Prize – Runner-up

In keeping with the fantastic efforts made by theLocal Organising Committee to make ESEH Bristol a genuinely hybrid event, our second prize winner in the poster competition was Samuel Klee’s rather terrifying presentation on murder hornets. The judges admired the striking design and also the way it embraced the online format with its use of … More ESEH / White Horse Press Poster Prize – Runner-up

Winner of the ESEH / White Horse Press Poster Prize

WHP is delighted to sponsor the ESEH poster prize and, in Bristol earlier this month, first place was awarded to Anne Jorunn Frøyen. The jury was struck by the poster’s graphic impact and balance of simplicity and informativeness. From across the room, this poster had a ‘wow’ factor. Anne definitely deserved her €100 prize (and … More Winner of the ESEH / White Horse Press Poster Prize