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

Introducing Environmental Historians to the History of Knowledge. The Circulation of Environmental Knowledge in Sweden 1967

In this post David Larsson Heidenblad makes a case for the emerging field of ‘history of knowledge’, discussing the background and broad theme of his forthcoming article in Environment and History,  ‘Mapping a New History of the Ecological Turn: The Circulation of Environmental Knowledge in Sweden 1967’. The paper is currently open access here in … More Introducing Environmental Historians to the History of Knowledge. The Circulation of Environmental Knowledge in Sweden 1967

‘Leaping the Fence’: A taster of the forthcoming Special Issue of Environment and History on Parks and Gardens

The first issue of next year’s Environment and History will be a Special Issue on Parks and Gardens that emerged from the 2015 ESEH conference in Versailles. What follows is the introduction to the issue by editors Karen Jones and James Beattie. In this special issue on garden and environmental history we venture into the … More ‘Leaping the Fence’: A taster of the forthcoming Special Issue of Environment and History on Parks and Gardens

Making the Magic Valley: Water, Wealth, and Health in the Rio Grande Valley

In this mini-blog, Amy Hay presents her poster from the ESEH conference in Zagreb. We think posters never get the exposure they deserve! The late-nineteenth century saw a dramatic alteration in the landscape of the Rio Grande Valley, located in the southmost tip of Texas. For much of the preceding centuries the region had been … More Making the Magic Valley: Water, Wealth, and Health in the Rio Grande Valley

Towards the First Conference on the Environmental History of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey

Onur Inal describes the genesis of the first ever conference on Ottoman and Turkish Environmental History, some of whose proceedings will form a White Horse Press edited collection in 2018. Environmental history is a very slowly growing field in Ottoman and Turkish studies and it still gets a stepchild treatment from the scholars of the … More Towards the First Conference on the Environmental History of the Ottoman Empire and Turkey

Perspectives from the Front Lines of Climate Engineering

Christopher Preston, whose co-authored article with Wylie Carr, ‘Skewed Vulnerabilities and Moral Corruption in Global Perspectives on Climate Engineering’,  is published in Environmental Values 26.6, December 2017) here offers some thoughts on the controversial issue of climate engineering amid fears that, in terms of environmental justice, it could prove ‘a bad way out of a dire situation’. … More Perspectives from the Front Lines of Climate Engineering

Variability is the key: thoughts on ancient pastoralisms

Stefano Biagetti, co-editor with Tim Howe of the current Special Issue of Nomadic Peoples on ‘Ancient Pastoralisms’ (Nomadic Peoples 21.2) introduces the issue and reflects on the disciplinary changes it both draws upon and heralds. When I landed for the first time in my life in the central Sahara I had just obtained my first … More Variability is the key: thoughts on ancient pastoralisms

Are Cold Places, by Nature, Exemplars of Environmental History?*

By Andrew Stuhl, Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Bucknell University. Andrew’s co-authored article with Pey-Yi Chu, ‘Reorienting World Environmental History: Pedagogy and Scholarship on Cold Places’ has just been published in Environment and History 23.4, November 2017.  Cold places appear to be natural subjects for environmental history. In these locations—the Arctic, Antarctica, Siberia, and mountain-top regions—nature and society … More Are Cold Places, by Nature, Exemplars of Environmental History?*

Environmental History in Poland: Research projects, recent events and publications

By Adam Izdebski, with contributions from Piotr Guzowski, Małgorzata Praczyk and Tomasz Samojlik. This blog was originally published as the ESEH Notepad pages in Environment and History 23.3, August 2017.  Interest in environmental history in Polish academia is of relatively recent origin. At the same time, there is a very strong presence of historical geography (related … More Environmental History in Poland: Research projects, recent events and publications