Nature’s Past Episode 60: New Research in Canadian Environmental History

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Episode 60: New Research in Canadian Environmental History

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From time to time, we like to draw your attention to new research in the field of Canadian environmental history. We interview authors about new books, we speak with graduate students about their dissertations and theses.

On this episode of the podcast, we want to focus on new book chapters and journal articles. There are dozens of fascinating articles and chapters in Canadian environmental history that come out each year. NiCHE and University of Calgary Press publish a series of edited collections called “Canadian History and Environment” and NiCHE itself now has its own research paper series called Papers in Canadian History and Environment. But even more research appears in the pages of other journals and books.

To draw some attention to this work, I sat down with two NiCHE editors — Tina Adcock from Simon Fraser University and Claire Campbell from Bucknell University — to discuss some new articles and book chapters in Canadian environmental history. We each selected one article or book chapter that we had read recently and asked the others to read it too. We then got together to talk more about our selections.


Tina Adcock
Claire Campbell

Works Cited:

Bouchard, Jack. ““Gens sauvages et estranges”: Amerindians and the Early Fishery in the Sixteenth Century Gulf of St. Lawrence” in forthcoming book, The Greater Gulf: Essays on the Environmental History of the Gulf of St. Lawrence

Loo, Tina. “Political Animals: Barren Ground Caribou and the Managers in a ‘Post-Normal’ Age” Environmental History 22, no. 3 (2017): 433-59.

Parsons, Christopher M. “Wildness without Wilderness: Biogeography and Empire in Seventeenth-Century French North America” Environmental History, 22, no. 4 (October 2017): 643—667.

Music Credits:

“Uplifting” by Stereoresonance
“281_A Latin Calm” by MFYM


Kheraj, Sean. “Episode 60: New Research in Canadian Environmental History” Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 9 April 2018.

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