Environment and technology are broad rubrics, and historians have been investigating their intersection for some time now. North American envirotech scholars have examined, among others, such subjects as hydroelectric mega-projects, urban sanitation, mining, wildlife management, fisheries science, and agricultural biotechnology. This work has sharpened our understanding of how environments and technologies shape each other, and of the societies and polities that produce them.
To further advance envirotech discussion, co-editors Daniel Macfarlane and William Knight invite contributions for a special issue of Scientia Canadensis. To be published in 2018, this special issue seeks to further explore envirotech and push it in new directions. While Scientia Canadensis is generally focused on Canadian history, the editors welcome contributions that examine envirotech in the North American context, and especially invite articles that consider envirotech in transnational contexts.
Authors are invited to submit abstracts by June 1, 2017, with final articles due December 1, 2017. Article-length is 8,000 to 10,000. Other types of contributions are welcome, including review essays, roundtables, image galleries or research notes. Scientia Canadensis is the journal of the Canadian Science and Technology Historical Association and publishes twice a year. A peer-reviewed digital journal, Scientia is published by the Erudit publishing consortium. https://www.erudit.org/en/journals/scientia/