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Recent Discussions

Conference Report on "Vegetal Poetics: Narrating Plants in Culture and History"

Read the recently published conference report (https://journals.ub.uni-giessen.de/kult-online/article/view/1015/1204) on "Vegetal Poetics: Narrating Plants in Culture and History" in KULT_online 61 (2020). The Literary and Cultural Plant Studies Network's first international conference in cooperation with the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum took place in Dresden, June 6-8, 2019.

Fellowships Available from Consortium for History of Science, Technology & Medicine

The Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine invites applications for research fellowships in the history of science, technology and medicine, broadly construed. These fellowships are open to scholars at all stages of their academic career, and will support research travel to Consortium member institutions when research activities can resume.

#AltASEH2020 presentation, Margot Maddison-MacFayden, "Mind the Onion Seed"

Enslaved Women Cultivators and the Bermuda Onion: Eco-Cultural, Economic, and Environmental Connections between Bermuda, the Carinbbean Basin, the American Mainland, and the Colonial Maritimes Pre-Emancipation to 1843. 

https://niche-canada.org/2020/05/12/mind-the-onion-seed/ 

Pages

Recent Reviews

Author: 
Guntra A. Aistara
Reviewer: 
Venus Bivar

Bivar on Aistara, 'Organic Sovereignties: Struggles over Farming in an Age of Free Trade'

Guntra A. Aistara. Organic Sovereignties: Struggles over Farming in an Age of Free Trade. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2018. xvi + 263 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-74311-0

Reviewed by Venus Bivar (Washington University St Louis) Published on H-Environment (July, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (University of Idaho)

Author: 
Edwin A. Martini, ed.
Reviewer: 
Tony Nuspl

Nuspl on Martini, 'Proving Grounds: Militarized Landscapes, Weapons Testing, and the Environmental Impact of U.S. Bases'

Edwin A. Martini, ed. Proving Grounds: Militarized Landscapes, Weapons Testing, and the Environmental Impact of U.S. Bases. Donald R. Ellegood International Publications Series. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2015. 320 pp. $60.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-295-99465-9.

Reviewed by Tony Nuspl (Rogers State University, Tulsa Peace Fellowship) Published on H-Environment (July, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (University of Idaho)

Author: 
Jared S. Buss
Reviewer: 
Ingrid Ockert

Ockert on Buss, 'Willy Ley: Prophet of the Space Age'

Jared S. Buss. Willy Ley: Prophet of the Space Age. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2017. Illustrations. xiii + 321 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8130-5443-8.

Reviewed by Ingrid Ockert (Science History Institute) Published on H-Environment (July, 2020) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (University of Idaho)

Printable Version: http://www.h-net.org/reviews/showpdf.php?id=54728

Author: 
Hartmut Berghoff, Barbara Korte, Ralf Schneider, Christopher Harvie, eds.
Reviewer: 
Kathleen Sheppard

Sheppard on Berghoff and Korte and Schneider and Harvie, 'The Making of Modern Tourism: The Cultural History of the British Experience, 1600 -2000'

Hartmut Berghoff, Barbara Korte, Ralf Schneider, Christopher Harvie, eds. The Making of Modern Tourism: The Cultural History of the British Experience, 1600 -2000. Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2002. 310 pp. $149.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-333-97114-7

Author: 
Nick Estes, Jaskiran Dhillon, eds.
Reviewer: 
Nevcihan Ozbilge

Ozbilge on Estes and Dhillon, 'Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement'

Nick Estes, Jaskiran Dhillon, eds. Standing with Standing Rock: Voices from the #NoDAPL Movement. Indigenous Americas Series. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019. Illustrations. ix + 420 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5179-0535-4; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5179-0536-1

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Tyrrell, 'Crisis of the Wasteful Nation,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 4 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 4 (2016)

Author: Ian Tyrrell

Title: Crisis of the Wasteful Nation: Empire and Conservation in Theodore Roosevelt's America

Commentators: Joseph E. Taylor III, Sarah Phillips, Scott Moranda, Harriet Ritvo

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

McNeur, 'Taming Manhattan,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 3 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 3 (2016)

Author: Catherine McNeur

Title: Taming Manhattan: Environmental Battles in the Antebellum City

Commentators: Clifton Hood, Melanie Kiechle, Matthew Gandy, Carl Zimring

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Cushman, 'Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 2 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 2 (2016)

Author: Gregory T. Cushman

Title: Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World: A Global Ecological History

Commentators: Hugh Gorman, John Soluri, Ryan Tucker Jones, Christian Brannstrom

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

Colpitts, 'Pemmican Empire,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2016)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 6, No. 1 (2016)

Author: George Colpitts

Title:  Pemmican Empire: Food, Trade, and the Last Bison Hunts in the North American Plains, 1780–1882

Commentators: Claire Campbell, Andrew Isenberg, Ruth Sandwell, Thomas Finger

Editor: Christopher F. Jones