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H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-Environment: 13 May - 20 May

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 13 May 2019 to 20 May 2019.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Environment.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  To contact the Job Guide, write to jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.

ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY / STUDIES

Workshop: Middle Eastern Animals: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Early Modern to Contemporary Times (University of Vienna, June 27-28, 2019)

At the juncture of Africa, Europe, and Asia, the Middle East boasts deserts, mountains, steppes, valleys and river deltas. Across the region diverse mammals, reptiles, birds, and insects, as well as marine organisms and invertebrates, make their homes. The workshop “Middle Eastern Animals: Interdisciplinary Perspectives from Early Modern to Contemporary Times” will focus on this diversity and explore the role non-human animals have played throughout the history of the Middle East.

"'Should we just 'keep swimming?'" On the fascinating history of swimming at the JHI Blog

Luna Sarti's (Ph.D Candidate, Italian Studies, UPenn) fascinating blog post for the Journal of the History of Ideas Blog surveys literature on the history of swimming, reminding us that our standard techniques and relationship with the water are "the result of specific political and cultural processes," some of which may give us pause.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Brian James Leech
Reviewer: 
Arn M. Keeling

Keeling on Leech, 'The City That Ate Itself: Butte, Montana and Its Expanding Berkeley Pit'

Brian James Leech. The City That Ate Itself: Butte, Montana and Its Expanding Berkeley Pit. Mining and Society Series. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2018. 376 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-943859-42-9.

Reviewed by Arn M. Keeling (Memorial University of Newfoundland) Published on H-Environment (October, 2018) Commissioned by Dolly Jørgensen (University of Stavanger)

Author: 
Kristin Reynolds, Nevin Cohen
Reviewer: 
Robert Gioielli

Gioielli on Reynolds and Cohen, 'Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City'

Kristin Reynolds, Nevin Cohen. Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City. Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation Series. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2016. 216 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-4950-3; $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-4949-7.

Reviewed by Robert Gioielli (University of Cincinnati) Published on H-Environment (April, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac (Western Michigan University)

Author: 
Cheri Register
Reviewer: 
Molly Rozum

Rozum on Register, 'The Big Marsh: The Story of a Lost Landscape'

Cheri Register. The Big Marsh: The Story of a Lost Landscape. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2016. Illustrations. 288 pp. $17.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-87351-995-3.

Reviewed by Molly Rozum (University of South Dakota) Published on H-Environment (April, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac (Western Michigan University)

Author: 
Miranda Johnson
Reviewer: 
John Sandlos

Sandlos on Johnson, 'The Land Is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State'

Miranda Johnson. The Land Is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Illustrations. 248 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-060006-8; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-060002-0.

Reviewed by John Sandlos (Memorial University of Newfoundland) Published on H-Environment (February, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Jeff Karnicky
Reviewer: 
Amy Coale

Coale on Karnicky, 'Scarlet Experiment: Birds and Humans in America'

Jeff Karnicky. Scarlet Experiment: Birds and Humans in America. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. 246 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-9498-1.

Reviewed by Amy Coale (Florida State University) Published on H-Environment (January, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Barandiaran, 'Science and Environment in Chile,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 5 (2019)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 5 (2019)

TitleScience and Environment in Chile: The Politics of Expert Advice in a Neoliberal Democracy

Author: Javiera Barandiarán

Commentators: Andra B. Chastain, Frederico Freitas, Javier Puente, Emily Wakild.

Editor: Keith Makoto Woodhouse

McCammack, 'Landscapes of Hope,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 3 (2019)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 3 (2019)

Title: Landscapes of Hope: Nature and the Great Migration in Chicago

Author: Brian McCammack

Commentators: J.T. Roane, Simon Balto, Kimberly Ruffin, Colin Fisher

Editor: Keith Makoto Woodhouse

Aso, 'Rubber and the Making of Vietnam,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 2 (2019)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 2 (2019)

Title: Rubber and the Making of Vietnam: An Ecological History, 1897-1975

Author: Michitake Aso

Commentators: Teresa Cribelli, Amy M. Hay, Stephen L. Harp, Pam McElwee

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting

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