Boston Environmental History Seminar
The Boston Environmental History Seminar is an occasion for scholars as well as interested members of the public to discuss aspects of American environmental history from prehistory to the present day. Presenters come from a variety of disciplines including history, urban planning, and environmental management. Six to eight sessions take place annually during the academic year, and most focus on works in progress.
The Pacific Historical Review recently published the following article that may interest H-EnviroHealth list subscribers:
- “An Empire of Remedy: Vaccination, Natives, and Narratives in the North American West,” by Andrew C. Isenberg
This article can be accessed via the following link: http://ucpressjournals.com/journal.php?j=phr.
11th International Conference on the History of Chemistry
Trondheim, Norway, 29 August-2nd September 2017
Disasters, as one historian noted, make good history. Along with the dramatic moments of human peril, disaster stories connect us to the ways human beings exist at a particular moment. These stories reveal assumed or hidden understandings of the world, they make the everyday or commonplace visible in a new way. Disaster stories tell us about relationships of power, power wielded by individuals, organizations, governments, and by natural forces.