Episode 61: Why Graduate Students Study Environmental History
Four amazing stories about four impressive graduate students in environmental history.
Ever wonder why someone might study environmental history and write a dissertation in this field? On this episode, we speak with four graduate students (three in Canada and one in the US) about their research in environmental history, what books inspired them, and how environmental history has shaped their thinking about nature, history, and society.
Cronon, William. Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West. New York: W.W. Norton, 1991.
McNeill, William Hardy. Plagues and Peoples. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Press, 1976.
Pyne, Stephen J. Awful Splendour a Fire History of Canada. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2007.
Restall, Matthew.Â Seven Myths of the Spanish Conquest. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Worster, Donald. Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979.
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National Film Board of Canada. “Students painting some of the remarkable scenery in the Park. A view of the entire valley can be seen. Banff National Park, Alberta.” July 1957. Source: Library and Archives Canada,Â K-4404.
Kheraj, Sean.Â “Episode 61: Why Graduate Students Study Environmental History”Â Nature’s Past: Canadian Environmental History Podcast. 24 May 2018.