Welcome to the H-Environment network. Part of H-NET, the Humanities & Social Sciences Online initiative, H-Environment is supported by organizations of professional historians including the American Society for Environmental History and the European Society for Environmental History.

Recent Discussions

Panel for Agricultural History Association

I am a PhD candidate in history at Arizona State University specializing in twentieth century US West. I'm interested in putting together a panel for the 2015 Agricultural History Society, which will be held in Lexington, Kentucky, June 3-6. Broadly concieved, the panel would look at women and agricultural or food preservation practices in the early to mid twentieth century.

CFP: Panel on Domesticated Animals for Agricultural History Society 2015 meeting

I would like to put together a proposal for a panel 'Trials & tribulations in domestication' for the upcoming Agricultural History Society meeting, June 4-6, 2015, in Lexington, Kentucky (see http://www.aghistorysociety.org/meetings/ for information about the meeting). My own contribution to the panel will be on the attempts in Alaska, Sweden & Norway to turn muskoxen into domestic livestock in the 20th century.

Hagley Museum and Library Fellowships/Grants awarded

This summer the Hagley Museum & Library’s Center for the History of Business, Technology, and Society awarded the following scholars fellowships/grants to pursue relevant research in our collections:

 

Exploratory Grants

 

Anna R. Alexander

Assistant Professor

Georgia Southern University

City of Fire:  Urban Hazards and Social Change in Mexico City, 1860-1910

 

James Barber

Ph.D. Candidate

Texas Tech University

Environment and History to host sessions at ESEH 2015 conference: Call for Papers

Dear subscribers,

The journal Environment and History is hoping to host two panel sessions at the forthcoming ESEH conference in France in 2015 on the subject of 'Versailles: Place, Environment and History' and invites contributions on the following specific subjects relating to this broader theme:

1) Parks and Garden History
2) Peace and the Environment

Individual papers can be submitted via the Versailles/ESEH conference website (http://eseh.org/event/upcoming-conference/).

Call for Panelists (ESEH 2015): Technologies, Infrastructures and the Environment in Colonial Africa

I am seeking 1-2 panelists for a proposed session titled "Technologies, Infrastructures and the Environment" for the European Society for Environmental History (ESEH) conference in Paris (France) in July 2015.

If you are interested in participating, please send an email to hasenoeh@zedat.fu-berlin.de with your contact information, a title and an abstract (200-300 words) by 26 September 2014.

Very much looking forward to your contributions.

Ute Hasenöhrl

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Pages

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