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Recent Discussions

Future of Food Studies 2018 CFP

Future of Food Studies 2018 CFP

The Graduate Association for Food Studies is pleased to announce the third annual Future of Food Studies graduate student conference, to be held 4-6 October 2018, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Additionally, a select number of papers will be considered for publication in the Graduate Journal of Food Studies, a peer-reviewed graduate journal for food-related research.

Call for 2019 ASEH Panelists: “Global Perspectives on Crisis and Space in Pre-industrial Environmental Histories”

Dear colleagues, we'd like to repost this call from H-Announce with an update: Faisal Husain, who will present on climate-induced disaters in the Ottoman Empire, has just joined our panel. We're very excited to seek for the fourth panelist who shares similar interest. Thank you!

Hagley Prize for Business History/Deadline November 30, 2018

Hagley Museum and Library and the Business History Conference are pleased to announce the 2018 winner of the Hagley Prize:  Matatu:  A History of Popular Transportation in Nairobi (The University of Chicago Press, 2017) by Kenda Mutongi of Williams College.   Hagley Museum and Library and the Business History Con

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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

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

 

 

Peter S. Alagona, 'After the Grizzly: Endangered Species and the Politics of Place in California,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 4 (2014)

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

Author: Peter S. Alagona

Title: After the Grizzly: Endangered Species and the Politics of Place in California

Commentators: Laura A. Watt, Philip Garone, Sean Kheraj

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

W. Jeffrey Bolster, 'The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 3 (2014)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 4, No. 3 (2014)

Author: W. Jeffrey Bolster

Title: The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail

Commentators: Christine Keiner, Poul Holm, Vera Schwach, Helen M. Rozwadowski

Editor: Jacob Darwin Hamblin

 

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