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Recent Discussions

CFP for Symposium - Ecologies of Justice: Wastelands, Wastewaters, and Human Disposability

Ecologies of Justice: Wasteland, Wastewater and Human Disposability Symposium

March 23-24, 2023

Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Organized by Drs. Lisa Han, Celina Osuna and Mako Fitts Ward

Sponsored by the Institute for Humanities Research at Arizona State University

Link to CFP and submission form

Living with Climate Change in Northern New England: 2/16 Environmental History Seminar at the MHS

Living with Climate Change in Northern New England

Author: Emma C. Moesswilde, Georgetown University

Comment: Christopher M. Parsons, Northeastern University

Thursday, 16 February

5:00 PM

with an in-person reception at 4:30 PM

Free, Hybrid Event - hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society

Register

Pages

Recent Reviews

Author: 
Kathleen P. Hunt, Gregg B. Walker, Stephen P. Depoe, eds.
Reviewer: 
Dylan Harris

Harris on Hunt and Walker and Depoe, 'Breaking Boundaries: Innovative Practices in Environmental Communication and Public Participation'

Kathleen P. Hunt, Gregg B. Walker, Stephen P. Depoe, eds. Breaking Boundaries: Innovative Practices in Environmental Communication and Public Participation. SUNY Series in Environmental Governance: Local-Regional-Global Interactions. Albany: SUNY Press, 2019. Illustrations. 320 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4384-7705-3

Author: 
Max Liboiron, Josh Lepawsky
Reviewer: 
Ramya Swayamprakash

Swayamprakash on Liboiron and Lepawsky, 'Discard Studies: Wasting, Systems, and Power'

Max Liboiron, Josh Lepawsky. Discard Studies: Wasting, Systems, and Power. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2022. 224 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-262-54365-1

Reviewed by Ramya Swayamprakash (Grand Valley State University) Published on H-Environment (February, 2023) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Vivien Gornitz
Reviewer: 
Jean de Pomereu

de Pomereu on Gornitz, 'Vanishing Ice: Glaciers, Ice Sheets, and Rising Seas'

Vivien Gornitz. Vanishing Ice: Glaciers, Ice Sheets, and Rising Seas. New York: Columbia University Press, 2019. Illustrations. 400 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-16824-3.

Reviewed by Jean de Pomereu (Scott Polar Research Institute) Published on H-Environment (January, 2023) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Zallen, "American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865," H-Environment Roundtable vol. 13, no. 1 (2023)

Dear Colleagues,

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtables featuring Jeremy Zallen's American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: American Lucifers: THe Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865

Author: Jeremy Zallen

Contributors: Julie A. Cohn, Ann Daly, Nicolas Kenny, Matthew T. Huber

Editor: Melanie A. Kiechle

Strang, "Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850," H-Environment Roundtable vol. 12 no. 5 (2022)

Dear Colleagues,

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtables featuring Cameron B. Strang's Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: Frontiers of Science: Imperialism and Natural Knowledge in the Gulf South Borderlands, 1500-1850

Author: Cameron B. Strang

Contributors: Elaine LaFay, Eleanora Rohland, Dan Rood, and Christopher D.E. Willoughby

Checker, "The Sustainability Myth: Environmental Gentrification and the Politics of Justice," H-Environment Roundtable vol. 12 no. 4 (2022)

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtables, featuring Melissa Checker's The Sustainability Myth: Environmental Gentrification and the Politics of Justice. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: The Sustainability Myth: Environmental Gentrification and the Politics of Justice

Author: Melissa Checker

Contributors: Hannah Knox, Steven H. Corey, Steven T. Moga

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting

Young, "Camping Grounds: Public Nature in American Life from the Civil War to the Occupy Movement," H-Environment Roundtable vol. 12, no. 3 (2022)

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Phoebe S.K. Young's Camping Grounds: Public Nature in American Life from the Civil War to the Occupy Movement. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: Camping Grounds: Public Nature in American Life from the Civil War to the Occupy Movement

Author: Phoebe S.K. Young

Contributors: William P. Philpott, Marsha Weisiger, Robert Hoberman, Rachel S. Gross

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting