Strong structuration, ecologically enlightened anthropocentrism, population and welfare

In today’s blog, David Samways, editor of The Journal of Population and Sustainability (Open Access) introduces his new article in Environmental Values. My current article in Environmental Values (online first, 2022), ‘Anthropocentrism, Ecocentrism and Hunter-Gatherer Societies: A Strong Structurationist Approach to Values and Environmental Change’ takes a hard look at the relationship between orientation toward nature and … More Strong structuration, ecologically enlightened anthropocentrism, population and welfare

A conversation with Abigail Sidebotham, artist, oral historian and project lead on the Sea Empress Project

In this blog, Timothy Cooper, whose article on the Sea Empress oil spill, ‘A Kind of Sensory, Strange Thing to Experience’: Speaking Environmental Disaster in the Sea Empress Project Archive, was recently published Online-first in Environment and History interviews Abigail Sidebotham, creator of the project that inspired the article. [TC] The Sea Empress oil spill took place just … More A conversation with Abigail Sidebotham, artist, oral historian and project lead on the Sea Empress Project

Research in Theory and Practice: Politics, Ethics and Uncertainty

This blog by Jules Reynolds (University of Wisconsin – Madison) first appeared as Notes from the ICEHOuse (pages contributed by ICEHO) in Global Environment 15.1 (February 2022) In June 2019 I traveled to rural Malawi for six weeks to conduct preliminary dissertation research. I set out with confidence. I had, after all, checked off all … More Research in Theory and Practice: Politics, Ethics and Uncertainty

Working Like a Dog: Rethinking Animal Labour Through the Industrious Turnspit Dog 

Today’s blog by Neil Humphrey introduces his thought-provoking (and just a little heart-rending) new article on animal labour in Environment and History (online-first, April 2022), ‘Working Like a Dog: Canine Labour, Technological Unemployment, and Extinction in Industrializing England’. Is a dog a worker? Despite that most dogs in industrialised countries no longer work, many of … More Working Like a Dog: Rethinking Animal Labour Through the Industrious Turnspit Dog 

Rurality in Tanzania: old and new meanings, values and practices at the local-global interface

In today’s blog, Antonio Allegretti introduces his new book Policy and Practice in Rural Tanzania: Grazing, Fishing and Farming at the Local–Global Interface (The White Horse Press 2022). Pastoralists and other rural peoples in Africa and the Global South have historically been the target of development narratives and counternarratives, which have contributed to shape development … More Rurality in Tanzania: old and new meanings, values and practices at the local-global interface

The Future of Our Past: Voices from the Next Generation of Environmental Historians

Today’s blog introduces a group of young scholars working on environmental history in the North of England, spotlighting their work and giving a platform to the new Northern Environmental History Network (which also encompasses Scotland) Enter … another group of reformers, the environmental historians, who insist that we have got to go still deeper yet, … More The Future of Our Past: Voices from the Next Generation of Environmental Historians

ABSTRACTS OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT 15.1 (EXTRACTIVE PERIPHERIES IN EUROPE) IN FRENCH

As part of an occasional series aimed at enhancing accessibility, Jawad Daheur, editor of the Special Issue of Global Environment 15.1 (Feb. 2022) on ‘Extractive Peripheries in Europe‘ offers a French translation of the volume’s abstracts. The introduction is free to read (in English) L’extraction de ressources dans un espace marginal : renaissance minière et … More ABSTRACTS OF GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT 15.1 (EXTRACTIVE PERIPHERIES IN EUROPE) IN FRENCH

Conceptualising Small Watersheds as Infrastructures of Immobility to Address Distress Induced Rural-Urban Migration in India

In this blog, originally published as one of the inaugural Environment and History ‘Snapshots’ in February 2022, Shashank Deora and Pankaj Sekhsaria discuss rural to urban distress-migration in India and the role small watersheds might play as ‘infrastructures of desirable immobility‘ INTRODUCTION India has witnessed growing urbanisation and increased domestic rural-urban migration over the last … More Conceptualising Small Watersheds as Infrastructures of Immobility to Address Distress Induced Rural-Urban Migration in India