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

CfA: Gerd Bucerius History Scholarship (fully-funded MA, CEU)

                            

ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius has generously partnered with Central European University to fund joint scholarships offered to high-achieving students who wish to pursue a one-year or two-year Master’s degree at CEU’s Department of History. 

M.Phil in Environmental History - Trinity College Dublin

Admissions are open for Trinity's M.Phil in Environmental history!

This programme will give students a firm understanding of the interplay of, and feedbacks between, human societies and the non-human world over time, allowing them to develop much needed historical perspectives on current environmental challenges. The M.Phil offers an advanced qualification to graduates in relevant disciplines in the Humanities (History, Political Science, History of Ideas, Cultural Studies or similar) and the Natural Sciences (Environmental Sciences, Geography, Ecology, Biology or similar). 

Call for Papers: the international book project “Environmental Histories of Finland” is looking for additional contributions

 

Call for Papers 

 

The International book project, “Environmental Histories of Finland” is looking for additional contributions


 

Changes in the environment have played a central role in Finland’s history and also made a profound impact on historical scholarship. Outstanding work has been produced at Finnish universities on the history of climate, landscape, water, air, urbanization, and technological networks, not only in relation to Finland’s history, but on a wide range of international and global topics. 

 

Deadline Reminder for the 3rd NEHT Workshop: Environmental Histories of the Ottoman and post-Ottoman World (University of Vienna, 16-18 September 2021)

Environmental Histories of the Ottoman and post-Ottoman World
The Anthropocene: From Empire to Nation-States


University of Vienna
16-18 September 2021


Keynote:
John McNeill (Georgetown University)
"Building the Anthropocene: A Global Environmental History of Industrialization, 1780—1920"

Pages

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

Barandiaran, 'Science and Environment in Chile,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 5 (2019)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 5 (2019)

TitleScience and Environment in Chile: The Politics of Expert Advice in a Neoliberal Democracy

Author: Javiera Barandiarán

Commentators: Andra B. Chastain, Frederico Freitas, Javier Puente, Emily Wakild.

Editor: Keith Makoto Woodhouse

McCammack, 'Landscapes of Hope,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 3 (2019)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 9, No. 3 (2019)

Title: Landscapes of Hope: Nature and the Great Migration in Chicago

Author: Brian McCammack

Commentators: J.T. Roane, Simon Balto, Kimberly Ruffin, Colin Fisher

Editor: Keith Makoto Woodhouse