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Environmental History Workshop 2020 - registration open

Dear All

Registration for the online Environmental History Workshop (7-8 September 2020) is now open. For full details, please visit https://environmentalhistoryworkshop.wordpress.com/ehw-2020-registration/  The number of attendees is capped at 100.

The keynote will be given by Dr Christienna Fryar (Goldsmiths University).

Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS)

Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).  Each year the program selects scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme.

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report for H-Environment: 27 July to 3 August 2020

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from
27 July 2020 to  3 August 2020.  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.org, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.



ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY / STUDIES

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Tracy McDonald, Daniel Vandersommers, eds.
Reviewer: 
Ashley Kerr

Kerr on McDonald and Vandersommers, 'Zoo Studies: A New Humanities'

Tracy McDonald, Daniel Vandersommers, eds. Zoo Studies: A New Humanities. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2019. Illustrations. 360 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7735-5691-1; $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7735-5690-4. 

Reviewed by Ashley Kerr (University of Idaho) Published on H-Environment (August, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
John H. Hartig
Reviewer: 
Ramya Swayamprakash

Swayamprakash on Hartig, 'Waterfront Porch: Reclaiming Detroit's Industrial Waterfront as a Gathering Place for All'

John H. Hartig. Waterfront Porch: Reclaiming Detroit's Industrial Waterfront as a Gathering Place for All. East Lansing: Greenstone Books, 2019. 208 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-948314-02-2

Reviewed by Ramya Swayamprakash (Michigan State University) Published on H-Environment (August, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Anita Huizar-Hernández
Reviewer: 
Joseph Ukockis

Ukockis on Huizar-Hernández, 'Forging Arizona: A History of the Peralta Land Grant and Racial Identity in the West'

Anita Huizar-Hernández. Forging Arizona: A History of the Peralta Land Grant and Racial Identity in the West. Latinidad: Transnational Cultures in the United States Series. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2019. Illustrations, maps. 180 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-9881-9; $99.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-9882-6. 

Author: 
Lester H. Hunt
Reviewer: 
Graeme Pente

Pente on Hunt, 'The Philosophy of Henry Thoreau: Ethics, Politics, and Nature'

Lester H. Hunt. The Philosophy of Henry Thoreau: Ethics, Politics, and Nature. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. 184 pp. $115.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-350-07902-1.

Reviewed by Graeme Pente (University of Colorado Boulder) Published on H-Environment (July, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=54948

Author: 
Andrew Taylor
Reviewer: 
Andrew Avery

Avery on Taylor, 'Two Years below the Horn: Operation Tabarin, Field Science, and Antarctic Sovereignty, 1944-1946'

Andrew Taylor. Two Years below the Horn: Operation Tabarin, Field Science, and Antarctic Sovereignty, 1944-1946. Edited by Daniel Heidt and P. Whitney Lackenbauer. Winnipeg: University of Manitoba Press, 2017. Illustrations, maps. 496 pp. $37.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-88755-791-0

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Thomson, "The Wild and the Toxic: American Environmentalism and the Politics of Health," Roundtable vol. 10 no. 6 (2020)

 

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Jennifer Thomson's The Wild and the Toxic: American Environmentalism and the Politics of Health. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Roundtable Review, vol. 10 no. 6 (2020)

Title: The Wild and the Toxic: American Environmentalism and the Politics of Health

Author: Jennifer Thomson

Commenters: Josiah Rector, David Stradling, Conevery Bolton Valencius, Natasha Zaretsky

 

 

DeLucia, "Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast," Roundtable vol. 10 no. 7 (2020)

Dear Colleagues-

I am pleased to announce a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews featuring Christine M. DeLucia, Memory Lands: King Philip's War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Roundtable Review vol. 10 no. 7 (2020)

Title: Memory Lands: King Philip's War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast

Author: Christine M. DeLucia

Commentators: Joseph Hall, Ashley Elizabeth Smith, Maeve Kane, Thomas Wickman

Arch, "Bringing Whales Ashore: Oceans and the Environment of Early Modern Japan" Roundtable vol. 10 no. 5 (2020)

Dear Colleagues-

I am pleased to announce a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews featuring Jakobina K. Arch's Bringing Whales Ashore: Oceans and the Environment of Early Modern Japan. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Roundtable Review vol. 10 no. 5 (2020)

Title: Bringing Whales Ashore: Oceans and the Environment of Early Modern Japan

Author: Jakobina K. Arch

Commentators: Ryan Tucker Jones, Noell Wilson, Carmel Finley

Editors: Kara Murphy Schlichting

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