Re: Environmental History Scholarship by Women

Thanks for this, Dolly.

I'd also suggest the following scholars -- women of color working in environmental history/humanities who sit on the ASEH Diversity Committee and participated in the fruitful Integrating Race and Gender in Environmental History Courses instructional design charrette at ASEH this year.

Brinda Sarathy - Pineros: Latino Labor and the Changing Face of Forestry
Mary Mendoza - her book on US-Mexico borderlands history is in progress, but she's written many articles and chapters exploring intersections of race, environment, and health

Environmental History Scholarship by Women

It started innocently enough on Twitter on April 11 when David Fouser (@journeymanhisto) asked: “Say you’re teaching a graduate seminar in #envhist, any spatial or temporal dimensions you wish. What would you (or do you) assign first? Where would you begin a historiographical exploration of environmental history?”

Reading List: Commons and Enclosures

Dear colleagues:

[please forgive cross-postings]

I am putting together a syllabus as well as a research project on commons and enclosures in the early modern Atlantic -- Spanish, English, French and Portuguese realms on both sides of the ocean, basically -- and would like to solicit suggestions for reading for myself and/or for my students. Any language.

I am especially appreciative of literature in the Portuguese and French realms, and for the Anglo-American side of the story of commons, but all suggestions are very welcome.

Litwicki, Ellen, "Redesigning the Gift in Progressive America"

Litwicki, Ellen. “From the ‘ornamental and evanescent’ to ‘good, useful things’: Redesigning the Gift in Progressive America.” Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era 10 (October 2011): 467-505.

This article has a more general gift topic, but does focus in particular on wedding and Christmas gifts, the largest categories, then as now.

 

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