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Black Life in Bellevue: Documenting African American Cultural Landscape Along the Chesapeake Bay. Invitation to Apply for Field School

From July 3 to July 29, 2022, Washington College’s (Chestertown, MD) Center for Environment and Society and its Past is Present Initiative will partner with Bellevue Village, located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore in Talbot County, and the Bellevue Passage Museum, to conduct a field school aimed at using the venue’s cultural landscape to advance historical understanding and cultural conservation of an African American community whose aspirations and development were shaped by the Chesapeake estuarine envir

H-Environment Roundtable on Zallen, American Lucifiers

Dear Colleagues,

I'm happy to announce a new edition of H-Environment Roundtables. This one discusses Jeremy Zallen's American Lucifers: the Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865. The exchanges between the commentators and author are a fruitful examination of labor and progress tales in history. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

https://networks.h-net.org/system/files/contributed-files/env-roundtable-13-1.pdf

Roundtable Review, Vol. 13, No. 1 (2023)

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Vivien Gornitz
Reviewer: 
Jean de Pomereu

de Pomereu on Gornitz, 'Vanishing Ice: Glaciers, Ice Sheets, and Rising Seas'

Vivien Gornitz. Vanishing Ice: Glaciers, Ice Sheets, and Rising Seas. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019. Illustrations. 400 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16824-3.

Reviewed by Jean de Pomereu (Scott Polar Research Institute) Published on H-Environment (January, 2023) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Martin V. Melosi
Reviewer: 
Lily B. Pollans

Pollans on Melosi, 'Fresh Kills: A History of Consuming and Discarding in New York City'

Martin V. Melosi. Fresh Kills: A History of Consuming and Discarding in New York City. New York: Columbia University Press, 2020. 800 pp. $40.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-18949-1.

Reviewed by Lily B. Pollans (Hunter College, City University of New York) Published on H-Environment (January, 2023) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Zallen, "American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865," H-Environment Roundtable vol. 13, no. 1 (2023)

Dear Colleagues,

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtables featuring Jeremy Zallen's American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: American Lucifers: THe Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865

Author: Jeremy Zallen

Contributors: Julie A. Cohn, Ann Daly, Nicolas Kenny, Matthew T. Huber

Editor: Melanie A. Kiechle

Strang, "Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850," H-Environment Roundtable vol. 12 no. 5 (2022)

Dear Colleagues,

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtables featuring Cameron B. Strang's Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850

Author: Cameron B. Strang

Contributors: Elaine LaFay, Eleanora Rohland, Dan Rood, and Christopher D.E. Willoughby

Checker, "The Sustainability Myth: Environmental Gentrification and the Politics of Justice," H-Environment Roundtable vol. 12 no. 4 (2022)

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtables, featuring Melissa Checker's The Sustainability Myth: Environmental Gentrification and the Politics of Justice. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: The Sustainability Myth: Environmental Gentrification and the Politics of Justice

Author: Melissa Checker

Contributors: Hannah Knox, Steven H. Corey, Steven T. Moga

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting

Young, "Camping Grounds: Public Nature in American Life from the Civil War to the Occupy Movement," H-Environment Roundtable vol. 12, no. 3 (2022)

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Phoebe S.K. Young's Camping Grounds: Public Nature in American Life from the Civil War to the Occupy Movement. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: Camping Grounds: Public Nature in American Life from the Civil War to the Occupy Movement

Author: Phoebe S.K. Young

Contributors: William P. Philpott, Marsha Weisiger, Robert Hoberman, Rachel S. Gross

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting