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Recent Discussions

CFP: ‘Experiencing Displacement in Hazardous Climates: Anthropological Perspectives’ at RAI Conference on Anthropology, Weather, and Climate Change, May 2016

CFP: ‘Experiencing Displacement in Hazardous Climates: Anthropological Perspectives’ at RAI Conference on Anthropology, Weather, and Climate Change, May 2016

 

Short Abstract

This panel engages the displacement of populations by environmental degradations, weather and climate change related disasters from an ethnographic perspective. It aims at carving out what sets these apart from other forms of mobility, and what implication this has for conceptualizing the intersections of climate change and mobility.

 

Boston Environmental History Seminar 2015-2016

The Massachusetts Historical Society is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 sessions of the Boston Environmental History Seminar.

All programs will be held at the MHS, 1154 Boylston Street in Boston and will start at 5:15 P.M. Sessions will consider a pre-circulated paper. Those who subscribe to a series receive advance access to the papers that will be discussed. Please visit http://www.masshist.org/2012/calendar/seminars/environmental-history for more information.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Barbara C. Matilsky
Reviewer: 
Sophie Dietrich

Dietrich on Matilsky, 'Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775-2012'


Barbara C. Matilsky. Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art, 1775-2012. Bellingham: Whatcom Museum, 2013. 144 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-99342-3.

Reviewed by Sophie Dietrich
Published on H-Environment (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Dolly Jørgensen

Vanishing Ice

Author: 
Finis Dunaway
Reviewer: 
Chris Wilhem

Wilhem on Dunaway, 'Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images'


Finis Dunaway. Seeing Green: The Use and Abuse of American Environmental Images. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2015. 344 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-16990-3.

Reviewed by Chris Wilhem (College of Coastal Georgia)
Published on H-Environment (June, 2015)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Leslie Rosenthal
Reviewer: 
Carry Van Lieshout

Van Lieshout on Rosenthal, 'The River Pollution Dilemma in Victorian England: Nuisance Law versus Economic Efficiency'


Leslie Rosenthal. The River Pollution Dilemma in Victorian England: Nuisance Law versus Economic Efficiency. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. 275 pp. $134.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4094-4182-3.

Reviewed by Carry Van Lieshout (University of Nottingham)
Published on H-Environment (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Dolly Jørgensen

River Pollution Dilemmas

Author: 
Carolyn T. Adams
Reviewer: 
Zane Curtis-Olsen

Curtis-Olsen on Adams, 'From the Outside In: Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia'


Carolyn T. Adams. From the Outside In: Suburban Elites, Third-Sector Organizations, and the Reshaping of Philadelphia. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2014. Illustrations, maps, tables. 232 pp. $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8014-5162-1; $23.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8014-7998-4.

Reviewed by Zane Curtis-Olsen
Published on H-Environment (May, 2015)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode
Reviewer: 
James Webb

Webb on Olmstead and Rhode, 'Arresting Contagion: Science, Policy, and Conflicts over Animal Disease Control'


Alan L. Olmstead, Paul W. Rhode. Arresting Contagion: Science, Policy, and Conflicts over Animal Disease Control. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2015. x + 465 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-72877-6.

Reviewed by James Webb (Colby College)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2015)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Drake, 'Loving Nature, Fearing the State,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 7 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 7 (2015)

Author: Brian Allen Drake

Title: Loving Nature, Fearing the State: Environmentalism and Antigovernment Politics before Reagan

Commentators: Jeff Crane, Ryan H. Edgington, Thomas Jundt

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

Smith-Howard, 'Pure and Modern Milk,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 4 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 4 (2015)

Author: Kendra Smith-Howard

Title: Pure and Modern Milk: An Environmental History Since 1900

Commentators: Helen Anne Curry, E. Melanie DuPuis, Helen Zoe Veit, Daniel R. Block

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

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