In today’s blog, Simo Laakkonen and Otto Tähkäpää reflect on the role of the media in shaping our understandings of the world around us, and the need for an environmental history of media to illuminate how these understandings have evolved. The blog is based on their forthcoming article in Environment and History, ‘Towards an environmental history … More Towards Environmental Histories of (Social) Media?
In this blog, Giacomo Bonan, whose book, The State in The Forest will be published by The White Horse Press next week, writes about his journey from his childhood in the Italian Alps to becoming an environmental historian As is well known, one of the frequent pitfalls of historical analysis is that of reducing articulated … More Local History, History of the Alps, Environmental History: a Place-Based Path
Today’s blog is something slightly different – a fascinating questionaire that provided data for ‘Materialism, awareness of environmental consequences and environmental philanthropic behaviour among potential donors’, a paper by Piia Lundberg, Annukka Vainio, Ann Ojala and Anni Arponen, forthcoming in Environmental Values (Fast Track Summer 2019) and now online in its unedited pre-print state. The online questionnaire … More Environmental Philanthropic Behaviour Among Potential Online Donors
Sarah Hardin’s article ‘Charging Responsibility for the Repercussions of Pesticide Usage in Post-War Francophone Africa‘ is now available online-first in Environment and History (subscription access required). Here she introduces some of the article’s findings. In Senegal, as in other West African countries, many women earn an income from growing and selling onions, tomatoes, cabbages and … More Profit and poison: Gambling with agricultural chemicals in Senegal’s Cotton Zone
In today’s blog Mihnea Tanasescu describes the study that forms the basis of his co-authored (with Ștefan Constantinescu) article on Golden Jackals, ‘How Knowledge of the Golden Jackal (Canis aureus) is Formed: A Report from the Danube Delta’, in Environmental Values (online first, June 2019). The authors combined qualitative information from interviews with images from camera traps … More Know thy neighbour: how humans know jackals in the Danube Delta
To complement his OPEN ACCESS co-authored article, ‘Elusive profits: understanding economic performance of local traders in the pastoral small ruminant value chain in Northern Kenya‘, in the latest issue of Nomadic Peoples (23.1, Spring 2019), Guyo Malicha Roba reflects here on pastoralists, their markets and how development strategies aimed at linking the two could be improved. … More Reflections on development strategies that aim at ‘linking pastoralists to market’
In today’s blog, Amanda Machin of the University of Witten/Herdecke shows how a personal case illuminates the subject of her forthcoming paper in Environmental Values (scheduled for EV 28.3, June 2019), ‘Democracy and Agonism in the Anthropocene: The Challenges of Knowledge, Time and Boundary’. My six-year-old niece, Hazel, is on a mission against palm oil. She sorts … More Palm Oil and Politics in the Anthropocene
Today’s blog by Katherine Morrissey celebrates the publication of a Special Issue (12.1, March 2019) of Global Environment co-edited by Morrissey, Andrew Isenberg and Louis Warren, entitled Deserts in Environmental History At the end of the day, I love to steal away from my office and head to the city’s edge to spend some time … More The View from Tumamoc
This blog by Yaron Balslev, surveying Israel’s environmental history scene, was originally published as the ESEH ‘Notepad’ in Environment and History (25/1, Feb. 2019) Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, scholarly interest in environmental history has increased dramatically in Israel. Much of Israeli environmental history is written in English. However, in this paper I … More Israel: Environmental History in Hebrew
In this blog, Hereward Longley explains how the current environmental costs of the Alberta Oil Sands industry may be traced back to a fundamental environmental governance problem that holds true across eras and areas: conflicts of interest between government regulation and resource development in the 1960s and 1970s, as explored in his new article in … More What Caused the Environmental Impacts of the Oil Sands Industry?