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 forthcoming in the next issue of Environmental Values (26.6, December 2017, pre-print access to author’s Word version available) here offers some thoughts on the controversial issue of climate engineering amid fears that, in terms of … 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 is forthcoming in Environment and History 23.4, November 2017. An uncorrected pre-copyedit version will be available on the White Horse Press website  until the article is published.  Cold places appear to be natural subjects for environmental history. In these locations—the … 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

Gender and Environmental History – A Call to Arms

A Provocation by Verena Winiwarter, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, and Response by Ruth Morgan, Monash University. We are privileged to count Verena as a longstanding Editorial Board Member for Environment and History and Global Environment; and Ruth is the newest E&H Board member. Ruth is in the early stages of projecting a workshop and Special Issue of Environment … More Gender and Environmental History – A Call to Arms

A global comparison of pre-modern institutions for water management

This blog entry by Petra van Dam and Piet van Cruyningen introduces an important Special Issue of Environment and History just published, edited by Petra van Dam, Piet van Cruyningen and Milja van Tielhof, and entitled ‘A global comparison of pre-modern institutions for water management’. The issue’s contents may be found here, with links to … More A global comparison of pre-modern institutions for water management

ESEH Poster: Physical impacts of tourism development in South Dalmatia, Croatia 

Here Ivan Šulc from the University of Zagreb introduces his Croatian-themed Poster from the recent ESEH Conference: Physical Impacts of Tourism Development in South Dalmatia, Croatia. Environment and History sponsored the Poster Prize and our last blog published the winner. The runner-up will be featured in the coming weeks, but the standard was so high … More ESEH Poster: Physical impacts of tourism development in South Dalmatia, Croatia 

The Environment and History Poster Prize – ESEH Zagreb 2017

Well, the ESEH conference is over for another two years. It was a splendid occasion, impeccably organised by the local committee. For the first time Environment and History sponsored the Poster Prize. The winner of €100 and a whole lot of glory was Lukas Heinzmann of Bern University: congratulations, Lukas! Here, he introduces his poster, … More The Environment and History Poster Prize – ESEH Zagreb 2017

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