Webinar - Firebreak: How the Maine-New Brunswick Border Defined the 1825 Miramichi Fire

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Canadian History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, American History / Studies, Geography

Join us for our next installment of the "Conversations in Forest History" webinar series, when Alan MacEachern presents "Firebreak: How the Maine-New Brunswick Border Defined the 1825 Miramichi Fire" on May 24, 2023, from 1 to 2pm ET.

On 7 October 1825, the Miramichi region of New Brunswick experienced one of the largest forest fires in recorded history while, just across the border, the state of Maine suffered the most extensive fire in its history. The fires burned in the same environmental and climatic conditions, of course—and may well have been connected. Environmental historian Alan MacEachern will describe reconstructing the fire's history, and discuss how the international border served as a cultural firebreak, diminishing its fame in both the United States and Canada.

Alan MacEachern teaches history at the University of Western Ontario. He was the founder of NiCHE: Network in Canadian History & Environment, and has written extensively on environmental history, most recently The Miramichi Fire: A History (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2020). 

This presentation is eligible for 1 hour of CFE credit. 

Register for the free event at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wuYKLLVESIai1VQZ0pjJjg

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