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New issue announcement and ToC | YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies 2 (2020)

The second volume of YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies, Istanbul Research Institute's peer-reviewed and open access journal is now online

The peer-reviewed articles of YILLIK: Annual of Istanbul Studies 2 (2020) include works from the fields of history of medicine and pandemics, architectural history and conservation, historiography and history of science.

MA tuition waivers: MA Global and Regional History-- Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg, Russia

We are looking for motivated MA applicants who are interested in environmental and technological history and the history of socialism.

Please note also the early deadline for tuition-free placement (1 Feb) and also that even tuition fees are more than modest for Western standards: 20 tuition-free international and domestic MA studentships MA Global and Regional History Higher School of Economics, St Petersburg, Russia. Rolling admissions, with international tuition-free competition deadline on 1 February 2021.

A few resources for framing current understandings of environmental history?

Hello all, and Happy New Year's Eve Eve!

I apologize for what will surely sound like a bit of a lazy question for this listserve, but I'm rushing to make some last-minute revisions on a National Park Service project that I've helped to prepare, and one of the reviewers has asked for a "brief but robust" overview of how the field is currently understand/framed/defined/etc. by practitioners, with citations. Can anyone point me toward just a few recent discussions that address this (whether in the form of articles, essays, blog posts, within a monograph, etc.)?

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Mansel G. Blackford
Reviewer: 
Dustin Meier

Meier on Blackford, 'Columbus, Ohio: Two Centuries of Business and Environmental Change'

Mansel G. Blackford. Columbus, Ohio: Two Centuries of Business and Environmental Change. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2016. Illustrations. 256 pp. $69.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8142-1314-8

Reviewed by Dustin Meier (The Ohio State University) Published on H-Environment (January, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Kristin D. Phillips
Reviewer: 
Chau J. Kelly

Kelly on Phillips, 'An Ethnography of Hunger: Politics, Subsistence, and the Unpredictable Grace of the Sun'

Kristin D. Phillips. An Ethnography of Hunger: Politics, Subsistence, and the Unpredictable Grace of the Sun. Framing the Global Series. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2018. Illustrations. 207 pp. $28.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-253-03837-1; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-253-03836-4. 

Author: 
Joshua Eisenman
Reviewer: 
Brian Spivey

Spivey on Eisenman, 'Red China's Green Revolution: Technological Innovation, Institutional Change, and Economic Development under the Commune'

Joshua Eisenman. Red China's Green Revolution: Technological Innovation, Institutional Change, and Economic Development under the Commune. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018. xxxii + 436 pp. $35.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-231-18667-4

Author: 
Russell Fielding
Reviewer: 
Sharika Crawford

Crawford on Fielding, 'The Wake of the Whale: Hunter Societies in the Caribbean and North Atlantic'

Russell Fielding. The Wake of the Whale: Hunter Societies in the Caribbean and North Atlantic. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2018. 342 pp. Ill. $27.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-674-98637-4

Reviewed by Sharika Crawford (United States Naval Academy) Published on H-Environment (January, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Jim Kershner, Staff of HistoryLink
Reviewer: 
Sean Fraga

Fraga on Kershner and Staff of HistoryLink, 'Transit: The Story of Public Transportation in the Puget Sound Region'

Jim Kershner, Staff of HistoryLink. Transit: The Story of Public Transportation in the Puget Sound Region. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2019. Illustrations. 144 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-933245-55-3

Reviewed by Sean Fraga (University of Southern California) Published on H-Environment (January, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

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