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H-Net Job Guide from 11 March 2019 to 18 March 2019

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 11 March 2019 to 18 March 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

ESEH 2019 Summer School on non-human agency in Estonia (August 17-20)

The Departments of History and Semiotics at the University of Tartu and KAJAK, the Estonian Centre for Environmental History at Tallinn University, with the support of the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) and the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden are pleased to announce a four-day graduate school in environmental history hosted at the University of Tartu, Estonia.

International Congress 'The epoch of space. State and new perspectives' (Galicia, April 2019)

The next 8th, 9th and 10th of April it will take place at the University of Santiago de Compostela the international conference "The Epoch of Space. State and New Perspectives", where researchers from around the world will meet to discuss the spatial turn of humanities.

Equine History 2019

    The Equine History Collective (EHC) invites submissions for individual presentations for its second annual conference, to take place Nov. 13-15, 2019 at Cal Poly Pomona, in partnership with the W.K. Kellogg Arabian Horse Library. Submissions may investigate any equine in the past, including donkeys, mules, zebras and onagers. The theme of the conference is “Embodied Equines,” inviting papers that explore both how people have understood, shaped, sustained, and used equine bodies, and tried to capture and understand equine experiences.

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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

Stuhl, 'Unfreezing the Arctic,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 1 (2019)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 1 (2019)

Title: Unfreezing the Arctic: Science, Colonialism, and the Transformation of Inuit Lands

Author: Andrew Stuhl

Commentators: Tina Adcock, Sverker Sörlin, Stephen Bocking, Andy Bruno

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Degroot, 'The Frigid Golden Age,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 6 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 6 (2018)

Title: The Frigid Golden Age: Climate Change, the Little Ice Age, and the Dutch Republic, 1560-1720

Author: Dagomar Degroot

Commentators: Nicholas J. Cunigan, James Bergman, Katrin Kleemann, Thomas Wickman

Editor: Melanie A. Kiechle

 

Ross, 'Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 5 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 5 (2018)

Title: Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire: Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World

Author: Corey Ross

Commentators: Iftekhar Iqbal, Meredith McKittrick, Richard Tucker

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Zhang, 'The River, the Plain, and the State,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 4 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 4 (2018)

Title: The River, the Plain, and the State: An Environmental Drama in Northern Song China

Author: Ling Zhang

Commentators: Robert B. Marks, Maya Peterson, Yan Gao, Donald Worster

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

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