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New H-Environment Roundtable Editor Team

Dear Environmental Historians,

I’m pleased to announce a new team of co-editors for the H-Environment Roundtable Reviews. Melanie Kiechle, Kara Schlichting, and Keith Woodhouse have volunteered to work together to continue the series. The four of us will work together over the next several months as I complete a few in-process roundtables as they oversee the selection of new books and the curation of future roundtables. Please join me in thanking them in advance for their (unpaid and uncompensated by their universities) service to the field. 

Berlin-Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History

Berlin-Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History

 

Type: 

Seminar

Date: 

May 17, 2018 to July 12, 2018

Location: 

Germany

Subject Fields: 

Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Eastern Europe History / Studies, German History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

 

Research Fellowships at the Consortium for History of Science, Technology & Medicine

The Consortium for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine invites applications for research fellowships.

Apply for:

  • Research Fellowships in History of Science, Technology and Medicine 
  • Research Fellowships in Medical Humanities and History of Medicine for Scholars from Brazil, India and South Africa 

Access the application here: https://www.chstm.org/fellowships/chstm-fellowships

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Kristin Reynolds, Nevin Cohen
Reviewer: 
Robert Gioielli

Gioielli on Reynolds and Cohen, 'Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City'

Kristin Reynolds, Nevin Cohen. Beyond the Kale: Urban Agriculture and Social Justice Activism in New York City. Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation Series. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2016. 216 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8203-4950-3; $79.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-4949-7.

Reviewed by Robert Gioielli (University of Cincinnati) Published on H-Environment (April, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac (Western Michigan University)

Author: 
Cheri Register
Reviewer: 
Molly Rozum

Rozum on Register, 'The Big Marsh: The Story of a Lost Landscape'

Cheri Register. The Big Marsh: The Story of a Lost Landscape. St. Paul: Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2016. Illustrations. 288 pp. $17.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-87351-995-3.

Reviewed by Molly Rozum (University of South Dakota) Published on H-Environment (April, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac (Western Michigan University)

Author: 
Miranda Johnson
Reviewer: 
John Sandlos

Sandlos on Johnson, 'The Land Is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State'

Miranda Johnson. The Land Is Our History: Indigeneity, Law, and the Settler State. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Illustrations. 248 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-19-060006-8; $99.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-060002-0.

Reviewed by John Sandlos (Memorial University of Newfoundland) Published on H-Environment (February, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Jeff Karnicky
Reviewer: 
Amy Coale

Coale on Karnicky, 'Scarlet Experiment: Birds and Humans in America'

Jeff Karnicky. Scarlet Experiment: Birds and Humans in America. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2016. 246 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8032-9498-1.

Reviewed by Amy Coale (Florida State University) Published on H-Environment (January, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Paul David Blanc
Reviewer: 
Amy Hay

Hay on Blanc, 'Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon'

Paul David Blanc. Fake Silk: The Lethal History of Viscose Rayon. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2016. 328 pp. $40.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-300-20466-7.

Reviewed by Amy Hay (University of Texas Rio Grande Valley) Published on H-Environment (January, 2018) Commissioned by David T. Benac

Recent Roundtable Reviews

David Zierler, 'The Invention of Ecocide: Agent Orange, Vietnam, and the Scientists Who Changed the Way We Think About the Environment,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2012)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 2, No. 1 (2012)

Author: David Zierler

Title: The Invention of Ecocide: Agent Orange, Vietnam, and the Scientists Who Changed the Way We Think About the Environment

Commentators: Brian Balogh, Amy M. Hay, Michael Egan, J. Brooks Flippen

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Mark Carey, 'In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 1, No. 4 (2011)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 1, No.4 (2011)

Author: Mark Carey

Title: In the Shadow of Melting Glaciers: Climate Change and Andean Society

Commentators: Julie Cruikshank, Shawn Van Ausdal, Eve Buckley, Gregory Knapp

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

James Rodger Fleming, 'Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 1, No. 3 (2011)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 1, No. 2

Author: James Rodger Fleming

Title: Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control

Commentators: Ted Steinberg, R. S. Deese, Matthew Farish, Paul N. Edwards

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway, 'Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming,' Roundtable Review Vol. 1, No. 2 (2011)

Roundtable Review Vol. 1, No. 2 (2011)

Author: Naomi Oreskes & Erik M. Conway

Title: Merchants of Doubt: How a Handful of Scientists Obscured the Truth on Issues from Tobacco Smoke to Global Warming

Commentators: Spencer R. Weart, Mark Carey, Neil M. Maher, Ronald E. Doel

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

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