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Recent Discussions

CfP for BALTEHUMS extended

 

Dear colleagues,

 

Since many of you have asked for an extension, we are happy to announce that the deadline for BALTEHUMS, the First Baltic Conference on the Environmental Humanities and Social Sciences, to take place in Riga on October 8-9, 2018, has been extended. The new deadline is APRIL 15, 2018.  If you haven't done this yet, please send your abstracts by this date to Kati Lindström ( kati.lindstrom[at]abe.kth.se ).

Environmental History Twitter Hashtags?

Do you use twitter?  I will admit my "twitter game" is very weak. I use it mainly to follow opinions, as opposed to voicing my own.There was a very interesting episode on The Way of Improvement Leads Home podcast about "twitterstorians." You can access this through the links tab at the H-Environment home page. In the introduction to the podcast, host John Fea rattled off a couple of hashtags related to history that he routinely checks.

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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

Colpitts, 'Pemmican Empire,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2016)

Author: George Colpitts

Title:  Pemmican Empire: Food, Trade, and the Last Bison Hunts in the North American Plains, 1780–1882

Commentators: Claire Campbell, Andrew Isenberg, Ruth Sandwell, Thomas Finger

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Carse, 'Beyond the Big Ditch,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 10 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 10 (2015)

Author: Ashley Carse

Title: Beyond the Big Ditch: Politics, Ecology, and Infrastructure at the Panama Canal

Commentators: Anne N. Greene, Marixa Lasso, Chandra Mukerji, Daniel Macfarlane

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Jones, 'Routes of Power,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 9 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 9 (2015)

Author: Christopher F. Jones

Title: Routes of Power: Energy and Modern America

Commentators: Sarah Mittlefehldt, Gwen Ottinger, Stephanie LeMenager, Sara B. Pritchard

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

Davis, 'Banned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 8 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 8 (2015)

Author: Frederick Rowe Davis

TitleBanned: A History of Pesticides and the Science of Toxicology

Commentators: David Hecht, Rachel Rothschild, Max Liboiron, Jody Roberts

Editor: Michael Egan

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