In the last two weeks I’ve been involved in two other posts on the Network in Canadian History and Environment’s website in addition to my monthly #EnvHist Worth Reading list and video.

In the first post, my panel at the upcoming Canadian Historical Association Meeting in Calgary is featured. Our panel, “Recreation, Popular Resistance, and the Environment at the City’s Edge,” features three papers by myself, Jack Little, and Dale Barbour. As Little states, “We each focus on the preservation and manipulation of open green spaces within – or on the periphery of – a major city: Toronto (Dale Barbour), Calgary (Jessica DeWitt), and Vancouver (Jack Little).”

In the second post, Sean Kheraj, Daniel Macfarlane and I start off a new NiCHE series highlighting recent Canadian environmental history articles. My picks both relate to park historiography and include Ben Bradley’s recent article in BC Studies, Lucerne No Longer Has an Excuse to Exist”: Mobility and Landscape in Yellowhead Pass” and Paula Saari’s article, “Marketing Nature: The Canadian National Parks Branch and Constructing the Portrayal of National Parks in Promotional Brochures, 1936-1970.” 

Also, don’t forget to check out last month’s Environmental History Worth Reading!

Published by Jessica M. DeWitt

Dr. Jessica M. DeWitt is an environmental historian of Canada and the United States. She is passionate about the use of digital technologies to bridge the gap between the public and researchers. In addition to her community and professional work, she offers various editing and social media consultancy services.

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