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Recent Discussions

Podcast: Forestry in northern Europe: National Histories, Shared Legacies

In Europe there is a long tradition of state-centered, management-intensive and science-based forestry. Many of these European forestry experiences and practices have been transported around the world, not in the least to the European Colonial Empires, but also to North America. In many parts of the world this European legacy is often equated with forestry based on 18th century German models. But this begs the question if there is a European forestry tradition.

New H-Environment Roundtable Editor Team

Dear Environmental Historians,

I’m pleased to announce a new team of co-editors for the H-Environment Roundtable Reviews. Melanie Kiechle, Kara Schlichting, and Keith Woodhouse have volunteered to work together to continue the series. The four of us will work together over the next several months as I complete a few in-process roundtables as they oversee the selection of new books and the curation of future roundtables. Please join me in thanking them in advance for their (unpaid and uncompensated by their universities) service to the field. 

Berlin-Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History

Berlin-Brandenburg Colloquium on Environmental History

 

Type: 

Seminar

Date: 

May 17, 2018 to July 12, 2018

Location: 

Germany

Subject Fields: 

Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Eastern Europe History / Studies, German History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

 

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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

Smith-Howard, 'Pure and Modern Milk,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 4 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 4 (2015)

Author: Kendra Smith-Howard

Title: Pure and Modern Milk: An Environmental History Since 1900

Commentators: Helen Anne Curry, E. Melanie DuPuis, Helen Zoe Veit, Daniel R. Block

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Valencius, 'The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 3 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 3 (2015)

Author: Conevery Bolton Valencius

Title: The Lost History of the New Madrid Earthquakes

Commentators: B. R. Cohen, Anne Hyde, Peter C. Mancall, Matthew Mulcahy

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Finley, 'All the Fish in the Sea,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2015)

Author: Carmel Finley

TitleAll the Fish in the Sea: Maximum Sustainable Yield and the Failure of Fisheries Management

CommentatorsSayuri Guthrie-­Shimizu, Arthur F. McEvoy, Bo Poulsen, Michael J. Chiarappa

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

Wakild, 'Revolutionary Parks,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2015)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 5, No. 1 (2015)

Author: Emily Wakild

Title: Revolutionary Parks: Conservation, Social Justice, and Mexico's National Parks, 1910-1940

Commentators: Sterling Evans, Adrian Howkins, Curt Meine, Cynthia Radding

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

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