Brittany Cook (Geography, Univ of Louisiana-Lafayette) and I (Karen Rignall, University of Kentucky) are pulling together a panel for MESA (Nov 14-17 in New Orleans) on development, rurality and allied themes of extracivism. We are looking for additional contributions and would love to learn of new work. The deadline is approaching!
The Sixteenth Century Society and Conference (SCSC) invites proposals for individual presentation submissions and complete panels for its 2019 annual conference.
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
the European Society for Environmental History initiated a Dissertation Prize recently.
The Dissertation prize will be awarded first time in 2019 at the Tallinn Biannual Conference of the ESEH.
ESEH's emerging scholars' initiative: NEXTGATe has set up a crowdfunding campaign to support ESEH and its Dissertation Prize awarded for the coming years.
Please see more details via the link below and kindly ask to spread the word and contribute to this great environmental humanities initiative!
I am here wondering what textbook people would recommend to teach a global environmental history survey course for first-years?
The Boston Seminar on Environmental History presents:
Amputated from the Land: Black Refugees from America and the Neglected Voices of Environmental History
Brian James Leech. The City That Ate Itself: Butte, Montana and Its Expanding Berkeley Pit. Mining and Society Series. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2018. 376 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-943859-42-9.
Reviewed by Arn M. Keeling (Memorial University of Newfoundland) Published on H-Environment (October, 2018) Commissioned by Dolly Jørgensen (University of Stavanger)
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)
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)
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
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