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CFP: Ripples, Leaks and Flows in Water Histories, 1400-1900 [30 April deadline / 28 June event]

(With apologies for cross-posting)

Ripples, Leaks and Flows in Water Histories, 1400-1900

Venue: Institute of Humanities, Northumbria University, Newcastle on Tyne, UK

Event Date: 28 June 2018, 10am to 4pm

CfP closes: 30 April 2018

Seeking participants for an AHA 2019 panel involving Environmental History

My name is Jason Daniel and I am a doctoral candidate at Florida International University. I’m interested in organizing a panel for the 2019 AHA in Chicago. My dissertation is about the consumption of timber for shipbuilding in early eighteenth-century Cuba. If anyone would like to join me in forming a panel on environmental history related to Cuba, the Caribbean, the Early Modern Atlantic World, or some combination of these topics, please email me at jdani028@fiu.edu.

Call for Papers: SOCIETY AND THE SEA CONFERENCE: 6-7 September 2018

SOCIETY AND THE SEA 2018

THURSDAY 6TH AND FRIDAY 7TH SEPTEMBER 2018

University of Greenwich, London, UK.

The Greenwich Maritime Centre in partnership with National Maritime is pleased to announce its second Society and the Sea conference:

"THE VALUES OF THE OCEAN AND COASTS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT"

CALL FOR PAPERS

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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

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Sellers, Crabgrass Crucible, Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 8 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 8 (2014)

Author: Christopher C. Sellers

Title: Crabgrass Crucible: Suburban Nature and the Rise of Environmentalism in Twentieth-Century America

Commentators: Andrew G. Kirk, Kara Schlichting, Michael Rawson

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Brady, 'War Upon the Land,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 7 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 7 (2014)

Author: Lisa Brady

Title: War Upon the Land: Military Strategy and the Transformation of Southern Landscapes during the American Civil War

Commentators: Matthew Dennis, Ann Norton Greene, Megan Kate Nelson

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

Paul Sabin, 'The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth's Future,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 6 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 6 (2014)

Author: Paul Sabin

Title: The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble over Earth's Future

Commentators: Sarah Phillips, Patrick N. Allitt, Peter Shulman, Keith Woodhouse

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Jacob Darwin Hamblin, 'Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 5 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 5 (2014)

Author: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

Title: Arming Mother Nature: The Birth of Catastrophic Environmentalism

Commentators: Kristine Harper, Libby Robin, Dolly Jørgensen

Editor: Michael Egan

 

 

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