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Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 10 Available

Episode 10 Digital Technologies and Environmental History: October 21, 2009. [audio:http://niche-canada.org/files/sound/naturespast/natures-past10.mp3][40:59] How have online digital technologies changed environmental history research, communication, and teaching? This episode of the podcast explores this question in the context of the recent NiCHE Digital Infrastructure API Workshop held in Mississauga, Ontario. Online-based Application Programming Interfaces […]


Kheraj Speaking at City of Vancouver Archives Fundraiser

If you’re looking for something to do this Sunday afternoon from 2-4pm, I hope you might find your way to the Joyce Walley Learning Centre at the Vancouver Museum for the Friends of the Vancouver City Archives Fundraiser. I will be speaking at this event about my research on the […]


Local Environments, Global Impacts: 2009 Svartárkot Environmental History Workshop

Very few Canadian graduate students take classes in Iceland. With support from the Network in Canadian History & Environment, five graduate students from Canadian universities traveled to the North Atlantic island country this past June for a special environmental history summer school in Iceland led by faculty from the Reyjkavik […]


Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 09 Available

Episode 9 Environmental History Graduate Studies in Canada: September 21, 2009. [audio:http://niche-canada.org/files/sound/naturespast/natures-past09.mp3][34:22] After our brief summer break, the podcast returns with an episode that looks at environmental history graduate studies in Canada. Last May, we recorded a round-table conversation with four environmental history graduate students following the Canadian History & […]


Finding a Wider Audience for Historical Research

Academic historical research does not usually reach a very wide audience. Some of the best work in Canadian and environmental history, produced by the country’s top scholars, can almost only be found in the pages of scholarly journals and university press monographs. From time to time, a historian will break […]


NiCHE Has Moved!

It’s time to update your bookmarks, change your links, and tell your friends. The Network in Canadian History & Environment (NiCHE) has migrated to a new home at http://niche-canada.org. For those of you unfamiliar with this resource, NiCHE is a SSHRC Strategic Knowledge Cluster for environmental historians and historical geographers […]


The Place to Start: Bailey's Open Access Bibliography

I really should have found this source sooner. Charles W. Bailey’s Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals is the best place to start for historians (or anyone else) looking to learn about open access and scholarly publishing. According to the description of the book, […]


Public Knowledge Project Conference 2009: Reflections

As promised, I have put together some general reflections on the recent Public Knowledge Project conference held in Vancouver from July 8th-10th. I attended the conference as part of my work on the Notes on Knowledge Mobilization page on the NiCHE website. I went to the conference with the intention […]


Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 08 Available

Episode 8 Aboriginal People and Resource Conflicts in Canada: July 14, 2009. [audio:http://niche-canada.org/files/sound/naturespast/natures-past08.mp3] [38:46] The history of the resettlement of Canada by European peoples and the dispossession of Aboriginal people from their land was, in part, a struggle over natural resources. Since 1867, the federal and provincial governments of Canada […]


PKP Conference Notes: Rowland Lorimer and a New Journal

Rowland Lorimer, director of the Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing, announced the beginning of a new journal called Scholarly Research and Communication at the Public Knowledge Project conference this afternoon. Lorimer’s closing keynote for the conference was a pretty rousing tour of the history of scholarly publishing and the […]