Mo(u)vement: A Report on Pastoralism Panels at CASCA/IUAES Congress in Ottawa, 2–6 May

By Saverio Krätli, editor of Nomadic Peoples Nomadic Peoples participated in ‘Mo(u)vement’ (2-6 May, Ottawa, Canada), the joint conference/intercongress of the Canadian Anthropology Society (CASCA) and the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES). The ‘u’ in brackets caters for the bilingual approach of the initiative (English and French). The Commission on Nomadic Peoples … More Mo(u)vement: A Report on Pastoralism Panels at CASCA/IUAES Congress in Ottawa, 2–6 May

Natures In Between – First Virtual Edition of Environment and History

It is only 4 weeks until the 2017 ESEH conference in Zagreb begins. We have just launched a free-to-download special virtual edition of Environment and History to reflect the conference’s theme of ‘Natures In Between’. Here, in a piece that also appears in the virtual edition, Marco Armiero, chair of the conference’s Programme Committee, reflects on process of … More Natures In Between – First Virtual Edition of Environment and History

Environmental history in Hungary, in Hungarian

By Dénes Saláta and Péter Szabó In a piece originally published in the ESEH society pages of Environment and History 23(2) (May 2017), the authors describe the current state of environmental history in the Hungarian language. One of the volumes discussed, Lajos Rácz’s The Steppe to Europe, was published in translation by the White Horse Press in … More Environmental history in Hungary, in Hungarian

HERDER WARFARE IN EAST AFRICA: A SOCIAL AND SPATIAL HISTORY

by Gufu Oba On the eve of the publication of his major new monograph, Gufu Oba considers the genesis and wider import of his work. Herder Warfare in East Africa will be published on 15 May and available from major wholesalers and retails as well as direct from our distributor. Warfare is as ancient as … More HERDER WARFARE IN EAST AFRICA: A SOCIAL AND SPATIAL HISTORY

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