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Ten Books to Contextualize the Alberta Tar Sands

By Stacy Nation-Knapper, Andrew Watson, 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 […]


#EnvHist Worth Reading: March 2014

As many readers know, a lot of great articles, announcements, resources, and much more get posted to Twitter, using the #envhist hashtag. For four years now, Twitter users have been sharing environmental history content and we wanted a way to bring more attention to it here. This is the first […]


Canadian Historians Face Off on CBC

Last week, a number of historians and newspaper columnists spilled a lot of virtual ink in response to a decision of the federal parliament’s Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage to launch “a thorough and comprehensive review of significant aspects in Canadian history.” Critics and supporters of the government have been […]


New Iberian Environmental History Podcast Now Online

The environmental history podcast world has expanded once again. The Iberian section of the European Society for Environmental History, la Ruedha, has produced its first audio podcast in Spanish. The producers will be publishing new content in the months to come, but the first Spanish language environmental history podcast is […]


Transforming Canada: Histories of Environmental Change Lecture Series Starts Next Week

For years, the Nature/History/Society lecture series, a Canadian environmental history series based out of the University of British Columbia, has featured leading new research in the field to audiences in Vancouver. Starting next week, the Robarts Centre for Canadian Studies at York University will be bringing a similar series to […]