A network to provide discussion of any and all water history issues, their relationship to current issues, and to disseminate/share information, including new books and sources.

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Call for Applications: Social Media Editor for H-Water

Hello everyone,

Applications are invited for the post of social media editor for H-Water. You will be joining a network of an editor and three review editors, with a responsibility for outreach and engagement through social media. The role is flexible, and you can make what you want out if it!

The main duties include:

1. Setting up a twitter account and facebook for H-water (other social media networks are also welcome)

2. Updating the facebook and twitter page

Daniel Haines
Rohan D'Souza

D'Souza on Haines, 'Rivers Divided: Indus Basin Waters in the Making of India and Pakistan'

Daniel Haines. Rivers Divided: Indus Basin Waters in the Making of India and Pakistan. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. 272 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-064866-4.

Reviewed by Rohan D'Souza (Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies, Kyoto University) Published on H-Water (December, 2017) Commissioned by Aditya Ramesh

Call for Contributor(s): “Conflict” chapter in the forthcoming Bloomsbury Academic The Cultural History of the Sea – Medieval Age 800-1450

In December 2020 Bloomsbury Academic will publish a new addition to their Cultural History Series, a multi-set Cultural History of the Sea spanning Antiquity to the Modern Age.

Introducing: The Commodity Frontiers Initiative

The transformation of the global countryside has been essential to the emergence and consolidation of capitalism over the last 500 years. Commodity frontiers have swept vast grasslands and forests, mountains and marine spaces, setting populations in motion, transforming social relations, and drawing raw materials, food, fuel, and people into global networks of labor and trade.