Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 46: Historical GIS Research in Canada

  Episode 46: Historical GIS Research in Canada, 26 January 2015 [38:27] Download Audio In recent years, environmental historians and other historians have been working with maps in new ways. Specifically, they have been using HGIS software, that is, historical geographic information systems. You may have heard a bit about this […]

Urban Explorations: Environmental Histories of the Toronto Region Book Launch: March 21

It’s book launch month in Toronto and I am very excited to announce the launch event for Urban Explorations: Environmental Histories of the Toronto Region. This is an anthology published by the Wilson Institute for Canadian History and NiCHE that focuses on various aspects of Toronto’s environmental history. I wrote a […]

Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 39 Available

Episode 39: The Environmental History of Stanley Park, 30 September 2013 [39:20] In 1888, the City of Vancouver officially opened its first urban park to the public, Stanley Park. The park lies adjacent to downtown Vancouver, encompassing a nearly 1,000-acre peninsula. It is one of the best-known parks in Canada […]

Academics, the Public, and Podcasts

Since late 2008, I have been the producer and host of Nature’s Past, the Canadian environmental history podcast. Over the course of its first four years, Nature’s Past has featured interviews and conversations with numerous environmental historians, including faculty and graduate students from across Canada and around the world. Its […]

New Special Journal Issue on Non-National Parks in Canada and Abroad

The journal Environment and History has recently published a special issue on non-national parks in Canada and abroad. The issue includes two articles on parks in British Columbia, an article on French regional parks, and an article on parks in Portugal. The editors of the issue also provide an extended […]

Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 33 Available

Episode 33 Histories of Canadian Environmental Issues, Part 3 – The Canadian Environmental Movement I: 27 November 2012 [audio:][01:02:39] The environmental movement is one of the most popular topics in Canadian environmental history. At present, the environmental movement in Canada is at a bit of a crossroads. Having finally […]

EHTV Episode 04: Niagara, Manufactured Waterscapes

Download episode On this episode of EHTV, Daniel Macfarlane, a SSHRC post-doctoral research fellow from the Department of History at Carleton University, takes us on a tour of the hydro-electric landscape of Niagara Falls. Both the site of mass nature tourism and mass power generation, the manufactured waterscape of Niagara […]