Exploration and Place in Studying Russia’s Environmental History

by David Moon (University of York, UK), Nicholas Breyfogle (The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA) and Alexandra Bekasova (National Research University-Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg, Russia). The White Horse Press will publish the authors’ edited collection, Place and Nature: Essays in Russian Environmental History in 2018. David Moon’s ‘Steppe by Steppe: Exploring Environmental Change in … More Exploration and Place in Studying Russia’s Environmental History

2017: Global Environment is ten years old

Co-editor Gabriella Corona reflects on the journal’s project and its discursive place in a globalised world. Global Environment is co-edited by Gabriella and Mauro Agnoletti. Further information can be found here and the journal can be ordered here The twice-yearly journal Global Environment. A Journal of Transdisciplinary History was born ten years ago to act as a link … More 2017: Global Environment is ten years old

Herder Warfare in East Africa: Militarism, conquests and enslavement, 1300-1963

By Gufu Oba Gufu Oba’s book, Herder Warfare in East Africa: A Social and Spatial History will be published by The White Horse Press in May 2017. The book is  a regional analysis of the spatial and social history of warfare among the nomadic peoples of East Africa, covering a period of 600 years. Here he … More Herder Warfare in East Africa: Militarism, conquests and enslavement, 1300-1963

Environmental History in the Last Days of 2016: From ‘Trumpocalypse’ to Planet Earth II

By Karen Jones, Editor of Environment and History The closing days of 2016 provided the usual moments where my environmental historian brain intersects with the material everyday – walks with the dog in the hoar-frosted early morning, garden-bound cogitations on fruit tree varieties, trying to remember where the particularly good patch of horseradish was on … More Environmental History in the Last Days of 2016: From ‘Trumpocalypse’ to Planet Earth II

Democratic environmentalism in a globalised world

By Mark Luccarelli Mark’s book The Eclipse of Urbanism and the Greening of Public Space: Image Making and the Search for a Commons in the United States, 1682–1865 is published by The White Horse Press on 15 December 2016. We stand presented by something of a paradox: never has the environment been so important to modern human … More Democratic environmentalism in a globalised world

Nineteenth-Century Urban Trees: Britain and Europe: Part II

By Paul A. Elliott. Paul’s book, British Urban Trees: A Social and Cultural History, c. 1800–1914 was published by The White Horse Press in May 2016. The first part of this blog can be read here.   In the first blog we emphasised the importance of interconnections between British and European urban gardening and forestry. Here … More Nineteenth-Century Urban Trees: Britain and Europe: Part II

Nineteenth-Century Urban Trees: Britain and Europe: Part I

By Paul A. Elliot Paul’s book British Urban Trees: A Social and Cultural History, c. 1800–1914 was published by The White Horse Press in May 2016. As we supposedly strive to distance ourselves from Europe, it is always useful to be reminded how closely intertwined and mutually stimulating British and European cultures have been. The history … More Nineteenth-Century Urban Trees: Britain and Europe: Part I

Steps in Tyne: Walking to know the Flow

By Leona J. Skelton Leona’s book, Tyne after Tyne will be published by The White Horse Press in March 2017.  People have been enjoying north-east England’s River Tyne for centuries. Thomas Bewick, the renowned eighteenth-century engraver and author of A History of British Birds (1797), was raised on the south bank of the Tyne at Cherryburn near … More Steps in Tyne: Walking to know the Flow

The Estonian Environmental History Scene: publications, exhibitions, outreach

[reproduced from the ESEH society pages in Environment and History 22(4) (2016)] by Kadri Tüür, Coordinator, KAJAK (Estonian Centre for Environmental History), Tallinn University Kadri Tuur     The Estonian Centre for Environmental History (KAJAK) was established in 2011. Slowly but steadily, the habit of incorporating environmental perspectives into ‘classical’ historical research has gained a footing in Estonia. Ecocriticism … More The Estonian Environmental History Scene: publications, exhibitions, outreach