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H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report for H-Environment: 10 February to 17 February 2020

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ENVIRONMENTAL HISTORY / STUDIES

Call for Papers: Rural, Agricultural, and Environmental Network of the Social Science History Association (19-22 Nov 2020), due March 13

The Social Science History Association’s 2020 conference will be held in Washington, DC on November 19-22, 2020, and the Rural, Agricultural, and Environmental Network (RAE) is inviting individual papers or full panels on the following environmental history topics. The (recently extended) deadline for papers is March 13.

All paper and panel submissions are welcome, however, the following areas were suggested at our annual network meeting in Chicago and seem relevant to the SSHA 2020 themes.

  • Saving Government Data

Pages

Recent Reviews

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)

Author: 
Lilya Kaganovsky, Scott Mackenzie, Anna Westerstahl Stenport, eds.
Reviewer: 
Sarah Pickman

Pickman on Kaganovsky and Mackenzie and Stenport, 'Arctic Cinemas and the Documentary Ethos'

Lilya Kaganovsky, Scott Mackenzie, Anna Westerstahl Stenport, eds. Arctic Cinemas and the Documentary Ethos. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2019. 372 pp. $36.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-04030-5.

Reviewed by Sarah Pickman (Yale University) Published on H-Environment (January, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (University of Idaho)

Author: 
Venus Bivar
Reviewer: 
Ruth Sandwell

Sandwell on Bivar, 'Organic Resistance: The Struggle over Industrial Farming in Postwar France'

Venus Bivar. Organic Resistance: The Struggle over Industrial Farming in Postwar France. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 240 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-4118-8.

Reviewed by Ruth Sandwell (University of Toronto) Published on H-Environment (June, 2019) Commissioned by Dolly Jørgensen (University of Stavanger)

Recent Roundtable Reviews

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

Chiang, "Nature Behind Barbed Wire: An Environmental History of the Japanese American Incarceration," Roundtable vol. 9 no. 10 (2019)

Dear Colleagues, 

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Connie Y. Chiang's Nature Behind Barbed Wire: An Environmental History of the Japanese American Incarceration. Please enjoy and distribute widely. 

Roundtable Review, vol. 9, no. 10 (2019) 

Title: Nature Behind Barbed Wire: An Environmental History of the Japanese American Incarceration 

Author: Connie Y. Chiang 

Commentators: Megan Asaka, Brian McCammack, Duncan Ryūken Williams