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Recent Discussions

Online thinking lab: "How to care for air? Situating atmosphere through bodies, technologies and imaginaries," Khoj Studios,17-18 May 2022.

How to care for air? Situating atmosphere through bodies, technologies and imaginaries

Online thinking lab at Khoj Studios,17-18 May 2022.

(15.30-17.00 CET / 19.00-20.30 IST both days) 

Register here.

Strategic Planning for Your Upcoming Research Grant Proposal

Too many scholars wait until the last minute to begin working on their grant proposal instead of smartly laying the groundwork in advance. Lotte Jaspers, Founding Partner and Director at Yellow Research and an expert evaluator for the European Commission, and Dr. Julie Cwikla, Professor and Director for the Center for STEM Education, grant proposal developer, writer, and reviewer, have helped scholars receive hundreds of millions of dollars in funding from the ERC, NIH, NSF, and more. 

Pages

Recent Reviews

Author: 
Geoff Alexander
Reviewer: 
Carleigh Beriont

Beriont on Alexander, 'America Goes Hawaiian: The Influence of Pacific Island Culture on the Mainland'

Geoff Alexander. America Goes Hawaiian: The Influence of Pacific Island Culture on the Mainland. Jefferson: McFarland, 2018. Illustrations. 292 pp. $49.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-6949-6

Author: 
Ryan Hediger
Reviewer: 
Kristen Greteman

Greteman on Hediger, 'Homesickness: Of Trauma and the Longing for Place in a Changing Environment'

Ryan Hediger. Homesickness: Of Trauma and the Longing for Place in a Changing Environment. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019. 352 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5179-0654-2

Author: 
Christoph Irmscher
Reviewer: 
Megan Baumhammer

Baumhammer on Irmscher, 'The Poetics of Natural History'

Christoph Irmscher. The Poetics of Natural History. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press Classics, 2019. 403 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-978805-86-6

Reviewed by Megan Baumhammer (Princeton University) Published on H-Environment (April, 2022) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Sara Jensen Carr
Reviewer: 
Kendra Smith-Howard

Smith-Howard on Carr, 'The Topography of Wellness: How Health and Disease Shaped the American Landscape'

Sara Jensen Carr. The Topography of Wellness: How Health and Disease Shaped the American Landscape. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2021. x + 276 pp. $34.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8139-4630-6.

Reviewed by Kendra Smith-Howard Published on H-Environment (April, 2022) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Gonzalo Lizarralde
Reviewer: 
Christine Keiner

Keiner on Lizarralde, 'Unnatural Disasters: Why Most Responses to Risk and Climate Change Fail but Some Succeed'

Gonzalo Lizarralde. Unnatural Disasters: Why Most Responses to Risk and Climate Change Fail but Some Succeed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2021. 328 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-19810-3

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Higuchi, "Political Fallout: Nuclear Weapons Testing and the Making of a Global Environmental Crisis" H-Environment Roundtable vol. 11, no. 5 (2021)

 

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Toshihiro Higuchi's Political Fallout: Nuclear Weapons Testing and the Making of a Global Environmental Crisis. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: Political Fallout: Nuclear Weapons Testing and the Making of a Global Environmental Crisis

Author: Toshihiro Higuchi

Commenters: Sumiko Hatakeyama, Stephen Macekura, Rachel Emma Rothschild, Perrin Selcer

Greer, "Red Coats and Wild Birds: How Military Ornithologists and Migrant Birds Shaped Empire," H-Environment Roundtable vol. 11 no. 4 (2021)

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Kirsten A. Greer's Red Coats and Wild Birds: How Military Ornithologists and Migrant Birds Shaped Empire. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: Red Coats and Wild Birds: How Military Ornithologists and Migrant Birds Shaped Empire

Author: Kirsten A. Greer

Commentators: Robert M. Wilson, Vinita Damodaran, Maria Lane, Philip Howell, Ruth A. Morgan

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting

Horowitz, "Katrina: A History, 1915-2015" Roundtable vol. 11, no. 3 (2021)

 

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Andy Horowitz's Katrina: A History, 1915-2015. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: Katrina: A History, 1915-2015

Author: Andy Horowitz

Commenters: Robin McDowell, Craig Colten, Lynnell Thomas, Leslie M. Harris

 

Lekan, "Our Gigantic Zoo: A German Quest to Save the Serengeti" H-Environment Roundtable vol. 11 no. 2 (2021)

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Thomas M. Lekan's Our Gigantic Zoo: A German Quest to Save the Serengeti. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: Our Gigantic Zoo: A German Quest to Save the Serengeti

Author: Thomas M. Lekan

Commentators: Chris Conte, Corinna Treitel, Jeff Schauer, Julie Weiskopf

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting