Dimitri van Limbergen of Ghent University introduces his poster, which won first prize in the White Horse Press sponsored Poster Competition at ESEH Tallinn 2019. Congratulations to Dimitri, whose poster’s combination of graphic strength and concise yet informative text stood out in a very impressive collection of posters. The history of Italian viticulture between the … More The White Horse Press/ ESEH Poster Prize Winner 2019
In this blog, challenging the notion that wilderness is always restorative and cityscapes are always stressful, Anu Besson (Ph.D. Candidate, University of Jyväskylä) previews her article ‘Aesthetics and Affordances in a Favourite Place – on Interactional Use of Environments for Restoration’, in Environmental Values (FastTrack October 2019). My article ‘Aesthetics and Affordances in a Favourite Place … More IN DEFENCE OF CITIES – CHALLENGING THE USUAL POSITION IN ENVIRONMENTAL PREFERENCE STUDIES
Today’s blog (originally the ESEH Notepad in Environment and History 25.3, August 2019) should get environmental historians in the mood for ESEH 2019 in Tallinn next week. Verena Winiwarter and Péter Szabó, founding and current Presidents of ESEH look back on twenty years of ESEH! Scotland, on the morning of Sunday, 9 September 2001. The … More ESEH CELEBRATES 20 YEARS!
In an expanded version of his ‘Notepad’, originally published in Environment and History 25.2 (May 2019), Stefan Dorondel of the Francisc I. Rainer Institute of Anthropology in Bucharest expores the field of environmental history in Romania. Part 1 of this blog was published on 23 July 2019 and covered the pre-socialist and socialist periods. Post-socialist period … More Environmental History in Romania: The Travail of a Scientific Field. Part 2
In an expanded version of his ‘Notepad’, originally published in Environment and History 25.2 (May 2019), Stefan Dorondel of the Francisc I. Rainer Institute of Anthropology in Bucharest expores the field of environmental history in Romania. To write about environmental history as an independent epistemological field in Romania could be a task accomplished within minutes. This … More Environmental History in Romania: The Travail of a Scientific Field. Part I.
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