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Recent Discussions

[Deadline Extended] Humanities on the Brink: Energy, Environment, Emergency Virtual Conference

When we began talking about organizing a nearly carbon-neutral (NCN) symposium on how the humanities can be rethought and repurposed in an age of rapidly worsening ecosocial crises.

The past several weeks have brought into further relief the necessity of building academic infrastructures outside of conventional conference formats.  Furthermore, COVID-19 is testing our academic institutions and societies in ways that will offer many lessons as the humanities respond to longer-term issues, particularly the climate crisis and the spread of authoritarianism.  

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Emily Wakild, Michelle K. Berry
Reviewer: 
Raechel Lutz

Lutz on Wakild and Berry, 'A Primer for Teaching Environmental History: Ten Design Principles'

Emily Wakild, Michelle K. Berry. A Primer for Teaching Environmental History: Ten Design Principles. Durham: Duke University Press, 2018. 183 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8223-7148-9.

Reviewed by Raechel Lutz (The Ranney School) Published on H-Environment (March, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (University of Idaho)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=54813

Author: 
H. Leon Greene
Reviewer: 
Claire Wolnisty

Wolnisty on Greene, 'The Confederate Yellow Fever Conspiracy: The Germ Warfare Plot of Luke Pryor Blackburn, 1864-1865'

H. Leon Greene. The Confederate Yellow Fever Conspiracy: The Germ Warfare Plot of Luke Pryor Blackburn, 1864-1865. Jefferson: McFarland, 2019. 255 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-6890-1.

Reviewed by Claire Wolnisty (Austin College) Published on H-Environment (March, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (University of Idaho)

Author: 
Donald R. Prothero
Reviewer: 
Paige Madison

Madison on Prothero, 'The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries: Amazing Fossils and the People Who Found Them'

Donald R. Prothero. The Story of the Dinosaurs in 25 Discoveries: Amazing Fossils and the People Who Found Them. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019. xi + 472 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-18602-5.

Reviewed by Paige Madison (Arizona State University) Published on H-Environment (February, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (University of Idaho)

Author: 
Maria McGrath
Reviewer: 
Clare Gordon Bettencourt

Gordon Bettencourt on McGrath, 'Food for Dissent: Natural Foods and the Consumer Counterculture since the 1960s'

Maria McGrath. Food for Dissent: Natural Foods and the Consumer Counterculture since the 1960s. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2019. 256 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-62534-421-2; $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-62534-422-9.

Reviewed by Clare Gordon Bettencourt (University of California, Irvine) Published on H-Environment (February, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (University of Idaho)

Author: 
John R. Bockstoce
Reviewer: 
Peter Martin

Martin on Bockstoce, 'White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western Arctic: The Fur Trade, Transportation, and Change in the Early Twentieth Century'

John R. Bockstoce. White Fox and Icy Seas in the Western Arctic: The Fur Trade, Transportation, and Change in the Early Twentieth Century. New Haven: Yale University Pres, 2018. 344 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-22179-4.

Reviewed by Peter Martin (University of Cambridge) Published on H-Environment (January, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (University of Idaho)

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Dyl, "Seismic City: An Environmental History of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake" Roundtable vol. 10 no. 4 (2020)

Dear Colleagues-

I am pleased to announce a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Joanna L. Dyl's Seismic City: An Environmental History of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Roundtable Review vol. 10 no. 4 (2020)

Title: Seismic City: An Environmental History of San Francisco's 1906 Earthquake

Author: Joanna L. Dyl

Commentators: Benjamin Johnson, Christopher M. Church, Scott Gabriel Knowles, Lindsey Passenger Wieck

Lurtz, "From the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico," Roundtable vol. 10 no. 3 (2020)

Dear Colleagues-

I am pleased to announce a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Casey Marina Lurtz's From the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Roundtable Review vol. 10 no. 3 (2020)

TitleFrom the Grounds Up: Building an Export Economy in Southern Mexico.

Author: Casey Marina Lurtz

Commentators: Gail Triner, Jennifer Eaglin, Timothy W. Lorek, Christopher Boyer.

Dümpelmann, "Seeing Trees: A History of Street Trees in New York City and Berlin" Roundtable vol. 10 no. 2 (2020)

Dear Colleagues, 

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Sonja Dümpelmann, Seeing Trees: A History of Street Trees in New York City and Berlin. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Coen, "Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale," Roundtable vol. 10 no. 1 (2020)

Dear Colleagues, 

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Deborah R. Coen's Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale. Please enjoy and distribute widely. 

Roundtable Review, vol. 10, no. 1 (2020) 

Title: Climate in Motion: Science, Empire, and the Problem of Scale

Author: Deborah R. Coen