Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Returns

Nature’s Past, the Canadian environmental history podcast, returns next week with its twenty-fourth episode. After our summer hiatus, the podcast returns with an interview with Dr. Shannon Stunden Bower, the author of the new book Wet Prairie: People, Land, and Water in Agricultural Manitoba. As we prepare for the return […]

EHTV Launches: New Canadian Environmental History Video Series

This week Lauren Wheeler and I launched a new video series for the Network in Canadian History and Environment called EHTV: Live from the Field. NiCHE director, Alan MacEachern, kick-started the idea a couple of months ago with a proposal to get video cameras into the hands of environmental history […]

Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 22 Available

Episode 22 A Century of Parks Canada: May 16, 2011 [audio:][33:16] On May 19, 2011, Parks Canada celebrates its 100th anniversary, commemorating its founding in 1911 as the world’s first national parks service. Preceding the creation of the National Park Service in the United States by more than five […]

Environmental History’s Interdisciplinary Challenge: The Arts and Humanities

Environmental history is often characterized by the interdisciplinary character of its research. Since its earliest iteration in the 1970s, some of the leading scholars in field stressed the importance of integrating interdisciplinary insights into the study of the historical interrelationship between nature and society. In his 1990 article on the […]

NiCHE New Scholars Reading Group: April Round on Banff National Park the Winter Olympics

The NiCHE New Scholars Reading Group, a monthly online environmental history graduate workshop, will be holding a live conference call to discuss a chapter from Cheryl Williams’s M.A. thesis titled “The Banff Winter Olympics: Sport, Tourism, and the National Parks.” This chapter looks at the efforts of Calgary business interests […]

Nature’s Past Live at University of Calgary: A Century of Parks Canada Book Launch

Nature’s Past, the Canadian environmental history podcast, will be recording a live round-table discussion with Claire Campbell and some of the contributors to a new edited collection called, A Century of Parks Canada, 1911-2011, on Monday, April 11th at the University of Calgary (MLT 909, 12pm to 2pm). This event […]

Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 21 Available

Episode 21 Migratory Birds on the Pacific Flyway: March 31, 2011 [audio:][36:07] Migratory birds, by the nature of their behavior, cross boundaries. They are transcontinental species whose habitat in North America ranges from the Canadian arctic to Mexico. As such, the human conservation of these species has historically been […]

New Canadian Environmental History Blog: Nature’s Chroniclers

The Network in Canadian History & Environment has launched a new blog called Nature’s Chroniclers. Taking the lead from Active History, this new group blog has started with a weekly schedule of posts from leading researchers in the field of Canadian environmental history. Thus far, the blog has featured posts […]

Mobile Historians: The Environmental History App Project

Last December, NiCHE announced the results of its fourth annual call for projects and we were awarded funding to develop an environmental history mobile application for iOS devices (iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad). The EH App Project will develop a mobile application to help connect the environmental history research community to […]