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Recent Discussions

CFP: ASEH 2017 histories of design and the environment

Hello everyone,

With the July 8 deadline for proposals for ASEH 2017 nearing, I would like to add a paper or two to my proposal on intersections between design history and environmental history. 

My paper will focus on upcycling strategies in industrial design (and their critiques) since the late 1950s.  Feel free to propose on a wide range of possibilities, as I am hoping to get a diverse set of papers. 

Please send questions and proposals to carl.zimring@gmail.com

Thank you,

Carl Zimring

Pratt Institute

Call for Submissions for Yearbook of Transnational History

The Yearbook of Transnational History is inviting scholars to submit articles for its inaugural volume to be published in spring 2018.

The Yearbook of Transnational History is a newly established peer-reviewed annual to be published by Fairleigh Dickinson University Press/Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. This annual is dedicated to publishing and disseminating pioneering research in the field of transnational history to an international audience.

Call for Papers (ASEH 2017): Urban Ecologies

Dear colleagues, 

I am interested in organizing a panel of papers on urban ecology for the 2017 ASEH conference in Chicago. Papers that focus on plants or animals are particularly welcome, but other topics could also work well. Please reply to Pete Alagona at alagona@history.ucsb.edu if you are interested in participating. The deadline for submissions is July 8:

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Robin O'Sullivan
Reviewer: 
Erin Mauldin

Mauldin on O'Sullivan, 'American Organic: A Cultural History of Farming, Gardening, Shopping, and Eating'


Robin O'Sullivan. American Organic: A Cultural History of Farming, Gardening, Shopping, and Eating. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015. 408 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2133-0.

Reviewed by Erin Mauldin (Samford University)
Published on H-Environment (June, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Michelle Mart
Reviewer: 
Frederick R. Davis

Davis on Mart, 'Pesticides, a Love Story: America's Enduring Embrace of Dangerous Chemicals'


Michelle Mart. Pesticides, a Love Story: America's Enduring Embrace of Dangerous Chemicals. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015. 344 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2128-6.

Reviewed by Frederick R. Davis (Florida State University)
Published on H-Environment (June, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Clint Carroll
Reviewer: 
Joe Whitson

Whitson on Carroll, 'Roots of Our Renewal: Ethnobotany and Cherokee Environmental Governance'


Clint Carroll. Roots of Our Renewal: Ethnobotany and Cherokee Environmental Governance. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015. 256 pp. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8166-9090-9.

Reviewed by Joe Whitson (University of Minnesota)
Published on H-Environment (May, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Margery Fee
Reviewer: 
Lianne Leddy

Leddy on Fee, 'Literary Land Claims: The "Indian Land Question" from Pontiac's War to Attawapiskat'


Margery Fee. Literary Land Claims: The "Indian Land Question" from Pontiac's War to Attawapiskat. Indigenous Studies Series. Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2015. x + 316 pp. $38.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-77112-119-4.

Reviewed by Lianne Leddy (Wilfrid Laurier University)
Published on H-Environment (May, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
James R. Skillen
Reviewer: 
Christine Reed

Reed on Skillen, 'Federal Ecosystem Management: Its Rise, Fall, and Afterlife'


James R. Skillen. Federal Ecosystem Management: Its Rise, Fall, and Afterlife. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2015. xii + 348 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2127-9.

Reviewed by Christine Reed (University of Nebraska, Omaha)
Published on H-Environment (May, 2016)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Manganiello, 'Southern Water, Southern Power,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 5 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 5 (2016)

Author: Christopher J. Manganiello

Title: Southern Water, Southern Power: How the Politics of Cheap Energy and Water Scarcity Shaped a Region

Commentators: Randal Hall, Matthew Evenden, Eve Vogel, Casey Cater

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Tyrrell, 'Crisis of the Wasteful Nation,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 4 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 4 (2016)

Author: Ian Tyrrell

Title: Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Commentators: Joseph E. Taylor III, Sarah Phillips, Scott Moranda, Harriet Ritvo

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

McNeur, 'Taming Manhattan,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 3 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 3 (2016)

Author: Catherine McNeur

Title: Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City

Commentators: Clifton Hood, Melanie Kiechle, Matthew Gandy, Carl Zimring

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Cushman, 'Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 2 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 2 (2016)

Author: Gregory T. Cushman

Title: Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History

Commentators: Hugh Gorman, John Soluri, Ryan Tucker Jones, Christian Brannstrom

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

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