Introducing NiCHE Conversations

Note: This post originally appeared on the Network in Canadian History and Environment. I am happy to announce a new NiCHE initiative: NiCHE Conversations! NiCHE Conversations will be 10-20 minute casual conversations with NiCHE contributors about their NiCHE contributions. These conversations will build upon an author’s blog post(s). In these conversations I will ask contributors […]

Violence, Des, Les

This is the 155th post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared among Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week.  Here are the top articles among environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (February 10, 2020 – February 16, 2020): Judith Butler Wants Us to […]

Rights, Environmental, World

This is the 140th post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared among Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week. Here are the top articles among environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (October 28, 2019 – November 3, 2019): Climate change is the worst […]

CHA Reads 2019 – Jessica DeWitt on Flax Americana: A History of the Fibre and Oil that Covered a Continent

This post originally appeared on Unwritten Histories as part of CHA Reads 2019. The nearly iridescent blue of the flax flower jumps off the cover of Joshua Macfadyen’s Flax Americana: A History of the Fibre and Oil That Covered a Continent immediately challenging the reader’s perception of this under-appreciated fibre crop. At the same time as one’s […]

Comps Notes: Maher’s Nature’s New Deal

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012. The full collection is accessible here.  Nature’s New Deal: The Civilian Conservation Corps and the Roots of the American Environmental Movement […]

Comps Notes: Stewart’s “What Nature Suffers to Groe”

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012.  The full collection is accessible here.  “What Nature Suffers to Groe”: Life, Labor, and Landscape on the Georgia Coast, 1680-1920 […]