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Call for Participants ASEH 2015

Hello Colleagues,

I am looking to organize a panel for ASEH 2015 in Washington, D. C. that focuses on environments along the Canadian-American border. The conference theme focuses on national and international policy, and I am thinking of remaining somewhat connected to this theme. A working title for the panel could be "Environment and Policy along the Canadian-American Border: Opportunities and Challenges."

Melville Prize submissions due June 1, 2014 (best book, Latin American env history)

Dear Colleagues,

 

We are writing to remind authors and editors to submit nominations for the Melville prize, which is awarded for the best book in English, French, Spanish or Portuguese on Latin American Environmental History that is published anywhere during 2013. Melville defined environmental history as “the study of the mutual influences of social and natural processes.” The prize will go to the book that best fits that definition, while also considering sound scholarship, grace of style, and importance of the scholarly contribution as criteria for the award.

 

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Jia-Chen Fu
Reviewer: 
Spencer Stewart

Stewart on Fu, 'The Other Milk: Reinventing Soy in Republican China'

Jia-Chen Fu. The Other Milk: Reinventing Soy in Republican China. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2018. xi + 276 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-74403-2; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-74404-9. 

Reviewed by Spencer Stewart (University of Chicago) Published on H-Environment (March, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Richard C. Sha
Reviewer: 
Kaitlin Mondello

Mondello on Sha, 'Imagination and Science in Romanticism'

Richard C. Sha. Imagination and Science in Romanticism. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. 344 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4214-2578-8

Reviewed by Kaitlin Mondello (Millersville University) Published on H-Environment (March, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Monica M. White
Reviewer: 
Evan Bennett

Bennett on White, 'Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement.'

Monica M. White. Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2018. 208 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-6389-0; $14.99 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-4696-4370-0.

Reviewed by Evan Bennett (Florida Atlantic University) Published on H-Environment (February, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Charles-François Mathis, Émilie-Anne Pépy
Reviewer: 
Danielle Alesi

Alesi on Mathis and Pépy, 'Greening the City: Nature in French Towns from the 17th Century'

Charles-François Mathis, Émilie-Anne Pépy. Greening the City: Nature in French Towns from the 17th Century. Cambridgeshire: White Horse Press, 2020. 340 pp. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-912186-13-6

Reviewed by Danielle Alesi (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Published on H-Environment (February, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)

Author: 
Paul Readman
Reviewer: 
Emma Moesswilde

Moesswilde on Readman, 'Storied Ground: Landscape and the Shaping of English National Identity'

Paul Readman. Storied Ground: Landscape and the Shaping of English National Identity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Illustrations. 348 pp. $32.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-42473-8.

Reviewed by Emma Moesswilde (Georgetown University) Published on H-Environment (February, 2021) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)