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Recent Discussions

Markers - Delineations of the Present at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, 20 May 2022

Markers – Material Delineations of the Present (Friday, 20 May 2022 from 3–9 pm at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin) are eight different workshops in which scientists from the Anthropocene Working Group (AWG), humanities scholars, and artists critically delve into how “Anthropocene forensics” is conducted. 

REMINDER: CFP (Conference): Reshaping Nature: Atomic Agriculture in the Cold War Era (University of Genoa, 8-9 September 2022)

The University of Genoa-Department of Antiquities, Philosophy, History (DAFIST), and the Unit 2 of the Research group Prin 2017-Inventing the Global Environment (https://www.inveglement.eu/

Final Call for New Editors: H-Environment Roundtable Team

Melanie Kiechle, Kara Schlichting and Keith Mako Woodhouse have worked together for the last four years to generate and edit roundtables responding to new and exciting work in environmental history. Kara will continue as a co-editor for one more year, but Melanie and Keith are stepping down. We are looking for two new editors and hope members of this list will consider this opportunity. 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Geoff Alexander
Reviewer: 
Carleigh Beriont

Beriont on Alexander, 'America Goes Hawaiian: The Influence of Pacific Island Culture on the Mainland'

Geoff Alexander. America Goes Hawaiian: The Influence of Pacific Island Culture on the Mainland. Jefferson: McFarland, 2018. Illustrations. 292 pp. $49.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4766-6949-6

Author: 
Ryan Hediger
Reviewer: 
Kristen Greteman

Greteman on Hediger, 'Homesickness: Of Trauma and the Longing for Place in a Changing Environment'

Ryan Hediger. Homesickness: Of Trauma and the Longing for Place in a Changing Environment. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019. 352 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5179-0654-2

Author: 
Christoph Irmscher
Reviewer: 
Megan Baumhammer

Baumhammer on Irmscher, 'The Poetics of Natural History'

Christoph Irmscher. The Poetics of Natural History. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press Classics, 2019. 403 pp. $39.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-978805-86-6

Reviewed by Megan Baumhammer (Princeton University) Published on H-Environment (April, 2022) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Sara Jensen Carr
Reviewer: 
Kendra Smith-Howard

Smith-Howard on Carr, 'The Topography of Wellness: How Health and Disease Shaped the American Landscape'

Sara Jensen Carr. The Topography of Wellness: How Health and Disease Shaped the American Landscape. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2021. x + 276 pp. $34.50 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8139-4630-6.

Reviewed by Kendra Smith-Howard Published on H-Environment (April, 2022) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Gonzalo Lizarralde
Reviewer: 
Christine Keiner

Keiner on Lizarralde, 'Unnatural Disasters: Why Most Responses to Risk and Climate Change Fail but Some Succeed'

Gonzalo Lizarralde. Unnatural Disasters: Why Most Responses to Risk and Climate Change Fail but Some Succeed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2021. 328 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-231-19810-3

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Robichaud, "Animal City: The Domestication of America," Roundtable vol. 11, no. 1 (2022)

Dear Colleagues-

I am pleased to announce a new editon of H-Environment Roundtables featuring Andrew A. Robichaud's Animal City: The Domestication of America. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Roundtable Review vol. 11 no. 1 (2022)

TitleAnimal City: The Domestication of America

Author: Andrew A. Robichaud

Commentators: Dawn Biehler, Frederick L. Brown, Joshua Specht, and Joanna Dean

Editor: Kara Murphy Schlichting

Selcer, "The Postwar Origins of the Global Environment: How the United Nations Built Spaceship Earth" Roundtable vol. 10 no. 11 (2020)

 

Dear Colleagues:

Announcing a new edition of H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Perrin Selcer's The Postwar Origins of the Global Environment: How the United Nations Built Spaceship Earth. Please enjoy and distribute widely.

Title: The Postwar Origins of the Global Environment: How the United Nations Built Spaceship Earth 

Author: Perrin Selcer

Commenters: Megan Black, Sabine Höhler, Thomas Robertson, Libby Robin 

Wickman, "Snowshoe Country: An Environmental and Cultural History of Winter in the Early American Northeast," Roundtable vol. 10 no. 10 (2020)

Dear Colleagues,

Announcing a new edition of the H-Environment Roundtable Reviews, featuring Thomas Wickman's Snowshoe Country: An Environmental and Cultural History of Winter in the Early American Northeast.

Roundtable Review vol. 10 no. 10 (2020)

Title: Snowshoe Country: An Environmental and Cultural History of Winter in the Early American Northeast

Author: Thomas Wickman

Commenters: Jon T. Coleman, Rachel B. Herrmann, Andrew Lipman, Molly A. Warsh

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