CHESS 2012: Upcoming Talk on the History of Winnipeg’s Central Market

This weekend I am in Guelph, Ontario for the 2012 Canadian History and Environment Summer School, an annual gathering of environmental history faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students affiliated with NiCHE. This is one of the most interesting environmental history events and I look forward to attending each year. The […]

Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 28 Available

Episode 28 Winnipeg Beach: 22 February 2012 [audio:][34:28] In the late decades of the nineteenth century, urban North Americans sought refuge from congestion, noise, and pollution. As the environmental problems of industrial cities grew worse, city councils across the continent established urban parks while federal governments in both Canada […]

Nature’s Past Canadian Environmental History Podcast Episode 20 Available

Episode 20 The 1918-1919 Influenza Epidemic in Winnipeg: February 27, 2011 [audio:][46:04] Toward the end of the Great War, Canadians were struck by the most devastating influenza epidemic in the young country‚Äôs history. More than 50,000 Canadians succumbed to this virulent strain of influenza that swept the globe in […]