Food history


Ten Books to Contextualize the Environmental History of Food and Agriculture in Canada

By Andrew Watson, Stacy Nation-Knapper, and Sean Kheraj Last year, Nature’s Past, the Canadian environmental history podcast, published a special series called, “Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues”. Each episode focused on a different contemporary environmental issue and featured interviews and discussions with historians whose research explains the context and background. Following up […]


Ten Other Things You Might Not Have Known About 20th-Century Aboriginal History in Canada

If there was a weekly prize for active historians in Canada, Ian Mosby would have been last week’s winner. Canadian national news media (including print, radio, television, and web) prominently featured Dr. Mosby’s recently published Histoire Sociale/Social History article, “Administering Colonial Science: Nutrition Research and Human Biomedical Experimentation in Aboriginal Communities […]


Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 37 Available

Episode 37 Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part 7 – Agri-Food Systems, II: 5 May 2013 [audio: http://niche-canada.org/files/sound/naturespast/natures-past37.mp3][55:25] The history of Canadian food and agriculture is an enormous topic with both a global and deeply personal scope. All humans require food to live and agricultural products become food for our […]


EHTV Episode 16: Collective Recollections – Food Histories and Food Futures in the Kingston Region

Download Episode The short video documentary Collective Recollections: Food Histories and Food Futures in the Kingston Region showcases community members interested in food histories with the hope of publicizing how such historical knowledge can be useful and insightful when imagining our food futures. The video is part of a larger […]