Hazardous commodities: Australian live animal export from the long nineteenth century to today

In today’s blog Nancy Cushing discusses the contemporary inspiration for her new paper in Environment and History, ‘ “Few Commodities are More Hazardous”: Australian Live Animal Export, 1788–1880’, now available through Ingenta FastTrack. My scholarly interest in Australia’s live animal export trade can be traced back to a very specific event: the 2011 exposure of the … More Hazardous commodities: Australian live animal export from the long nineteenth century to today

ESEH ZAGREB 2017 CONFERENCE: SOME REFLECTIONS

On a chilly day here in Europe, local organiser (and now ESEH vice-president) Borna Fuerst-Bjeliš (University of Zagreb) recalls the sunny (if occasionally thundery!) days of last summer’s ESEH conference in Zagreb. This blog post first appeared as the ESEH ‘Notepad) in Environment and History 24.1 (2018) The ninth ESEH biennial conference was held in … More ESEH ZAGREB 2017 CONFERENCE: SOME REFLECTIONS

Citizen-Engagement Circumvented: An Analysis of Liquid-Waste Information/Knowledge, Control and Environmental Policy-Perspectives in Zimbabwe. A Literature Review.

By Mark Nyandoro Today’s blog trails Mark’s forthcoming article in Environment and History, ‘Citizen-Engagement Circumvented: An Analysis of Liquid-Waste Information/Knowledge, Control and Environmental Policy-Perspectives in Harare, Zimbabwe’, available in uncopyedited form on the WHP website,  presenting a broad and extended literature review for the main paper. There is no scarcity of literature on the history of … More Citizen-Engagement Circumvented: An Analysis of Liquid-Waste Information/Knowledge, Control and Environmental Policy-Perspectives in Zimbabwe. A Literature Review.

‘Gypsies’, ‘Nomads’, ‘Roma’. Categorisation processes of Roma and Sinti in Italy: Reflections on an Upcoming Special Issue of Nomadic Peoples

By Marco Solimene and Stefania Pontrandolfo. Marco and Stefania are the guest editors of a Special Issue 22.1 (March 2018) of Nomadic Peoples on Roma in Italy. The conceptualisation of spatial mobility in its connection to identity issues has generated a great deal of research among anthropologists working with nomadic populations and studying their relations with … More ‘Gypsies’, ‘Nomads’, ‘Roma’. Categorisation processes of Roma and Sinti in Italy: Reflections on an Upcoming Special Issue of Nomadic Peoples

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