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New Roundtable on Degroot, The Frigid Golden Age

Dear Colleagues,

I'm pleased to announce a new entry in H-Environment Roundtable Reviews. This roundtable focuses on Dagomar Degroot's The Frigid Golden Age and new directions in climate history. Please share widely!

URL: https://networks.h-net.org/degroot-frigid-golden-age-roundtable-review-vol-8-no-6-2018

Author: Dagomar Degroot

Title: The Frigid Golden Age: Climate Change, the Little Ice Age, and the Dutch Republic, 1560-1720

CfP: Future Past (GSA 2019, Environmental Studies Network)

German Studies Association Oct. 3-6, 2019 - Portland, Oregon

“Future Past” Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Network Abstracts due Jan. 15, 2019

The Environmental Studies Network invites submissions for a series of panels for the GSA 2019, taking place October 3-6, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.

Plague, Tuscany & the Globalization of the Disease: A Three-Week Summer Course (2019) at Georgetown University’s Villa in Fiesole (Italy)

Villa Le Balze (Georgetown University in Fiesole) offers a three-week summer course entitled "Plague, Tuscany & the Globalization of the Disease". The course welcomes non-Georgetown students: June 29, 2019 to July 19, 2019

Call for Nominations: Agricultural History Society Annual Awards

The Agricultural History Society is now accepting nominations for its 2018 awards, to be presented at the annual meeting in June 2019. To be considered for an award, the article, book, or dissertation must bear a 2018 original publication date. AHS welcomes submissions for the following honors:

The Theodore Saloutos Memorial Award Award for the best book on U.S. agricultural history, broadly interpreted, with an original copyright date of 2018.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Brian James Leech
Reviewer: 
Arn M. Keeling

Keeling on Leech, 'The City That Ate Itself: Butte, Montana and Its Expanding Berkeley Pit'

Brian James Leech. The City That Ate Itself: Butte, Montana and Its Expanding Berkeley Pit. Mining and Society Series. Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2018. 376 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-943859-42-9.

Reviewed by Arn M. Keeling (Memorial University of Newfoundland) Published on H-Environment (October, 2018) Commissioned by Dolly Jørgensen (University of Stavanger)

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

Recent Roundtable Reviews

Degroot, 'The Frigid Golden Age,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 6 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 6 (2018)

Title: The Frigid Golden Age: Climate Change, the Little Ice Age, and the Dutch Republic, 1560-1720

Author: Dagomar Degroot

Commentators: Nicholas J. Cunigan, James Bergman, Katrin Kleemann, Thomas Wickman

Editor: Melanie A. Kiechle

 

Ross, 'Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 5 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 5 (2018)

Title: Ecology and Power in the Age of Empire: Europe and the Transformation of the Tropical World

Author: Corey Ross

Commentators: Iftekhar Iqbal, Meredith McKittrick, Richard Tucker

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Zhang, 'The River, the Plain, and the State,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 4 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 4 (2018)

Title: The River, the Plain, and the State: An Environmental Drama in Northern Song China

Author: Ling Zhang

Commentators: Robert B. Marks, Maya Peterson, Yan Gao, Donald Worster

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

Fullilove, 'The Profit of the Earth,' Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 3 (2018)

Roundtable Review, Vol. 8, No. 3 (2018)

Title: The Profit of the Earth: The Global Seeds of American Agriculture

Author: Courtney Fullilove

Commentators: Deborah Fitzgerald, B. R. Cohen, Jenny Leigh Smith, Jeremy Vetter

Editor: Christopher F. Jones

 

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