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New England Regional Fellowship Consortium Research Grants, 2018-2019

New England Regional Fellowship Consortium

Application deadline: February 1, 2018.

The New England Regional Fellowship Consortium (NERFC), a collaboration of twenty-five major cultural agencies, will offer at least twenty awards in 2018-2019. Each grant will provide a stipend of $5,000 for a total of eight or more weeks of research at three or more participating institutions between June 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019. Graduate students, faculty, and independent researchers are welcome to apply.

CFP: 4S Sydney Open Panel--Time-Scapes of Toxicity

Dear all 
 
We are seeking abstract submissions for our open panel at the 4S 2018 conference in Sydney. Call for abstracts is due on Feb. 1, 2018 (You can see the full list of open panels as well as submit your abstract here: https://4s2018sydney.org/accepted-open-panels-4s/). Please contact any of the organizers if you have any questions! 
 
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Recent Reviews

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

Author: 
Scott C. Smith
Reviewer: 
Gary Van Valen

Van Valen on Smith, 'Landscape and Politics in the Ancient Andes: Biographies of Place at Khonkho Wankane'


Scott C. Smith. Landscape and Politics in the Ancient Andes: Biographies of Place at Khonkho Wankane. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2016. 296 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8263-5709-0.

Reviewed by Gary Van Valen (University of West Georgia)
Published on H-Environment (December, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Nancy P. Appelbaum
Reviewer: 
Pamela Murray

Murray on Appelbaum, 'Mapping the Country of Regions: The Chorographic Commission of Nineteenth-Century Colombia'


Nancy P. Appelbaum. Mapping the Country of Regions: The Chorographic Commission of Nineteenth-Century Colombia. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2016. 320 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-2744-1; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-2893-6.

Reviewed by Pamela Murray (University of Alabama at Birmingham)
Published on H-Environment (December, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Author: 
Darren Frederick Speece
Reviewer: 
Erik Loomis

Loomis on Speece, 'Defending Giants: The Redwood Wars and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics'


Darren Frederick Speece. Defending Giants: The Redwood Wars and the Transformation of American Environmental Politics. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2016. 384 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-99951-7.

Reviewed by Erik Loomis (University of Rhode Island)
Published on H-Environment (April, 2017)
Commissioned by David T. Benac

Recent Roundtable Reviews

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

J. R. McNeill, 'Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 1, No. 1 (2011)

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

Author: J. R. McNeill

Title: Mosquito Empires: Ecology and War in the Greater Caribbean, 1620-1914

Commentators: Lisa M. Brady, Stuart McCook, Richard P. Tucker, Paul Sutter

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

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