Valuing saltmarshes for wellbeing in Wales

In this blog, Erin Roberts introduces her new co-written (with Merryn Thomas, Nick Pidgeon and Karen Henwood) article in Environmental Values, ‘Valuing Nature for Wellbeing: Narratives of Socio-ecological Change in Dynamic Intertidal Landscapes’ (Fast Track August 2020) Rising sea levels are among the many challenges posed by climate change. Set to change the appearance and function … More Valuing saltmarshes for wellbeing in Wales

The Wardian Case: A Botanical Technology to Move Plants

We are delighted that Luke Keogh has been awarded the 2019 Maurice Daumas Prize for the best article in history of technology from ICOHTEC, with his article ‘The Wardian Case: Environmental Histories of a Box for Moving Plants’ (Environment and History 25). Here he briefly introduces the article. In 1829 the doctor and amateur naturalist Nathaniel Bagshaw … More The Wardian Case: A Botanical Technology to Move Plants

ACADEMICS IN ACTION: THE LEGACIES OF ICEHO’s FIRST TWO WORLD CONGRESSES

In this blog, originally published as the ICEHO pages in Global Environment 13.2 (June 2020), Jane Carruthers discusses the legacies of ICEHO’s first two world congresses  It is just over a decade since the emergent International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations (ICEHO) hosted the First World Congress of Environmental History in Copenhagen in August 2009. … More ACADEMICS IN ACTION: THE LEGACIES OF ICEHO’s FIRST TWO WORLD CONGRESSES

Crisis, everyday life and ‘sustainable transitions’

For an ethnography of desire… In today’s blog, Alice dal Gobbo introduces her current article on crisis and everyday socio-material relations in Environmental Values (August 2020, Vol. 29.4), Everyday Life Ecologies: Crisis, Transitions and the Aesth-Etics of Desire As a result of the Covid-19 lock-down, everyday life is gaining an increasing degree of attention in … More Crisis, everyday life and ‘sustainable transitions’

Obituary: Richard Hugh Grove (1955–2020)

By Professor John Mackenzie. This obituary will also be published in Environment and History 26.4 (Autumn 2020) Richard Grove, the founder and first editor of  Environment and History, has sadly died at the age of 64. Richard was a historian of ideas/geographer/environmentalist/all combined with many other scholarly interests.  His life story was in many ways … More Obituary: Richard Hugh Grove (1955–2020)

Against every form of racism and discrimination

Statement by the ESEH executive on racism and discrimination, wholeheartedly supported by the White Horse Press. We are living in exceptional times. The entire world is shattered by a terrible pandemic, which affects disproportionally the most vulnerable communities. COVID-19 intersects with the unjust, racist, patriarchal, heteronormative, and colonial structures of our societies, reproducing rather than … More Against every form of racism and discrimination

Environmental History, Global Environment and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Today’s blog reproduces Gabriella Corona’s Editorial ‘call to arms’ for the discipline of environmental history, in the current issue of Global Environment (June 2020).  We are experiencing a global crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly spreading in all countries, with an unimaginable scale and power. Italy in particular is paying a very high cost for … More Environmental History, Global Environment and the COVID-19 Pandemic

We Can Still Learn from History – A Tale of Bioeconomy and Trail-Blazers

In this blog, Jan Kunnas shows how seeking the lessons of history informs his two new articles, in Environment and History and Global Environment. A decade ago, while still working on my doctoral thesis, I received a professor in my university commented  on its early version that ‘few people today believe in history as the … More We Can Still Learn from History – A Tale of Bioeconomy and Trail-Blazers

FINLAND: ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY IN NATIONAL LANGUAGES

In this blog, first published as the ESEH Notepad in Environment and History 26.2 (May 2020) Timo Myllyntaus surveys environmental history writing in the national languages of Finland. For decades, it has been reiterated that ‘Finnish environmental history has not yet been written’.[1]This slogan is just as correct or incorrect as the mantra of the … More FINLAND: ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY IN NATIONAL LANGUAGES