Think Globally, Act Locally: How International Science, Journalists, and Local Initiatives Helped Eastern Europe to Think Environmentally Before 1989

In this blog, Doubravka Olšáková gives the context of her new article in Environment and History (Fast Track May 2020), ‘Environmental Journalism? Radio Free Europe, Charter 77 and the Making of an Environmental Agenda’.  We are all, more or less, familiar with the famous motto Think Globally, Act Locally. It was born in the 1970s and … More Think Globally, Act Locally: How International Science, Journalists, and Local Initiatives Helped Eastern Europe to Think Environmentally Before 1989

Ecological Networks and Transfers across the Indian Ocean in the Age of Empire

In today’s blog, Ulrike Kirchberger introduces the Special Issue of Global Environment (13.1, Spring 2020) that she recently edited, on ‘Ecological Networks and Transfers across the Indian Ocean in the Age of Empire’.  The Indian Ocean has always been a space of ecological exchange. People, plants and animals crossed it and transformed the natural environments of … More Ecological Networks and Transfers across the Indian Ocean in the Age of Empire

Wisdom of the Wild Ones

In today’s blog, Laura M. Hartman introduces the Wild Ones, an ecological restoration organisation whose views and actions are explored in her new co-authored paper in Environmental Values (with Kathleen Wooley) and muses on her affection for the group, even while she recognises its openness to philosophical critique.    ‘We can all lend a hand in … More Wisdom of the Wild Ones

ON PLACE AND POLITICS IN THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT

In this essay, first published in Global Environment 13.1 (February 2020), ICEHO chair Graeme Wynn makes a case for the ability of the ‘braided stream’ of history to reveal meaning in present events and declares the need – even greater since this piece was written – for ICEHO to ‘encourage various ways of recounting and … More ON PLACE AND POLITICS IN THE GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT

Social construction of pine forest wastes

In this blog, Marcin Krasnodębski introduces his recently published article in Environment and History ‘The Social Construction of Pine Forest Wastes in Southwestern France During the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries’ (online first, November 2019), reminding us that the fluidity of concepts and definitions over time requires a certain agility from the environmental historian. Forest is many … More Social construction of pine forest wastes

SINGING ON THE SUBMARINE: CONFERENCE REVIEW FOR ESEH 2019, ‘BOUNDARIES IN/OF ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY’, TALLINN

In this blog, which also featured as the ESEH Notepad in Environment and History 26.1 (February 2020), but without all the pretty pictures, Ulrike Plath and Kati Lindström report on last year’s fabulous ESEH conference in Tallinn.  The Estonian Center for Environmental History (KAJAK) had the honour of hosting the 10th biennial ESEH conference on 21–25 … More SINGING ON THE SUBMARINE: CONFERENCE REVIEW FOR ESEH 2019, ‘BOUNDARIES IN/OF ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY’, TALLINN

Animals and society in Brazil from the 16th to 19th centuries

A blog with a mission today from Ana Lucia Camphora who summarises her groundbreaking book on animal-human relations in Brazil, which will be published by The White Horse Press in early 2021 … if funds can be raised for translation! Find out how to help here. (Note: no money from this fundraiser will come to … More Animals and society in Brazil from the 16th to 19th centuries

Effects of political instability on nature conservation: the case of Argentina

In this blog, Maria Daniela Rivarola, Daniel Simberloff and Christy Leppanen foreground the unstable real world context of nature protection initiatives, as explored in their article in Environment and History (Fast Track, November 2019), ‘History of Protected Areas in Argentina: A Seesaw of Shifting Priorities and Policies in a Developing Country’ What does nature do … More Effects of political instability on nature conservation: the case of Argentina

Introducing the ICEHOUSE

The White Horse Press and ICEHO President Graeme Wynn are delighted to announce a new collaboration between Global Environment/ The White Horse Press and the International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations.  ‘The ICEHOUSE Society’ is a vehicle to further the reach and significance of ICEHO. Described succinctly, it is ‘a place’ for friends of ICEHO to … More Introducing the ICEHOUSE