By Christopher Sellers [posted by Amy Hay]
Boston Environmental History Seminar
The Boston Environmental History Seminar is an occasion for scholars as well as interested members of the public to discuss aspects of American environmental history from prehistory to the present day. Presenters come from a variety of disciplines including history, urban planning, and environmental management. Six to eight sessions take place annually during the academic year, and most focus on works in progress.
Society of Architectural Historians, Saint Paul, Minnesota (April 18–22, 2018)
Deadline: June 15, 2017
CFP: A Matter of Life and Death: Spaces for Healing in the Premodern Era
By Kate Brown
“Chernobyl,” a Ukrainian journalist once quipped, “is something we remember once a year.”
In his classic book Justice, Nature, and the Geography of Difference, the geographer David Harvey recalled three very different expressions of environmental politics surrounding the first Earth Day. First, Fortune magazine published a special issue “celebrat[ing] the rise of the environment … as a ‘non-class issue’”; the issue included an invited editorial by President Richard Nixon touting the importance of protecting the Earth for future generations.
On behalf of the Environmental Data and Governance Initiative, I'm posting the first fruits of our invitation to environmental and other historians, two annotated bibliographies on environmental transitions resembling the current one under Trump. These are first drafts; please feel free to nominate your own or others' scholarship to be added.