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H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report for H-Environment: 14 September to 21 September 2020

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from
14 September 2020 to 21 September 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
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ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY / STUDIES

CfP: Panel on Urban Environmental History of Fires at the ESEH 2021 Conference

Cities on Fire: Environmental History of Urban Conflagrations in Early Modern and Modern Periods

Papers focusing on the urban environmental history of fires are invited for a panel to be submitted to the European Society for Environmental History conference, which will be held at the University of Bristol in July 2021.

H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report for H-Environment: 7 September to 14 September 2020

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from
 7 September 2020 to 14 September 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,
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ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY / STUDIES

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Teresa Sabol Spezio
Reviewer: 
Samm Newton

Newton on Spezio, 'Slick Policy: Environmental and Science Policy in the Aftermath of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill'

Teresa Sabol Spezio. Slick Policy: Environmental and Science Policy in the Aftermath of the Santa Barbara Oil Spill. History of the Urban Environment Series. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018. 248 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8229-6532-9

Author: 
Alison Kenner
Reviewer: 
Ela Miljkovic

Miljkovic on Kenner, 'Breathtaking: Asthma Care in a Time of Climate Change'

Alison Kenner. Breathtaking: Asthma Care in a Time of Climate Change. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2018. Illustrations. 248 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5179-0287-2; $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5179-0286-5.

Reviewed by Ela Miljkovic (University of Houston) Published on H-Environment (September, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
John Sorenson, Atsuko Karin Matsuoka, eds.
Reviewer: 
Brad Bolman

Bolman on Chez, 'Victorian Dogs, Victorian Men: Affect and Animals in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture' and Sorenson and Matsuoka, 'Dog's Best Friend?: Rethinking Canid-Human Relations'

Keridiana Chez. Victorian Dogs, Victorian Men: Affect and Animals in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2017. 212 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8142-1334-6John Sorenson, Atsuko Karin Matsuoka, eds. Dog's Best Friend?: Rethinking Canid-Human Relations. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2019. 400 pp.

Author: 
Tara Kathleen Kelly
Reviewer: 
Taylor Bailey

Bailey on Kelly, 'The Hunter Elite: Manly Sport, Hunting Narratives, and American Conservation, 1880-1925'

Tara Kathleen Kelly. The Hunter Elite: Manly Sport, Hunting Narratives, and American Conservation, 1880-1925. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2018. 360 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7006-2588-8; $55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7006-2587-1. 

Author: 
Jill E. Kelly
Reviewer: 
Christopher Conz

Conz on Kelly, 'To Swim with Crocodiles: Land, Violence, and Belonging in South Africa, 1800-1996'

Jill E. Kelly. To Swim with Crocodiles: Land, Violence, and Belonging in South Africa, 1800-1996. African History and Culture Series. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2018. Illustrations. 396 pp. $49.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61186-285-0.

Reviewed by Christopher Conz (Tufts University) Published on H-Environment (September, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Milder, "Greening Democracy: The Anti-Nuclear Movement and Political Environmentalism in West Germany and Beyond, 1963-1983" Roundtable vol. 10 no. 9 (2020)

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Stephen Milder's Greening Democracy: The Anti-Nuclear Movement and Political Environmentalism in West Germany and Beyond, 1963-1983. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Roundtable Review, vol. 10 no. 9 (2020)

Title: Greening Democracy: The Anti-Nuclear Movement and Political Environmentalism in West Germany and Beyond, 1963-1983

Author: Stephen Milder

Parsons, "A Not-So-New World: Empire and Environment in French Colonial North America," Roundtable vol. 10 no. 8 (2020)

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Christopher M. Parsons's A Not-So-New World: Empire and Environment in French Colonial North America. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Roundtable Review, vol. 10 no. 8 (2020)

Title: A Not-So-New World: Empire and Environment in French Colonial North America

Author: Christopher M. Parsons

Contributors: Claire Campbell, Cindy Ermus, Jacob F. Lee, Strother E. Roberts

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