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CfP: Turning Protest Into Policy

The ASEH invites proposals for its 2015 conference that will convene March 18-22 in Washington, DC. The conference theme is “Turning Protest into Policy: Environmental Values and Governance in Changing Societies.” The program committee particularly encourages panel and roundtable proposals that engage the theme…

CfP: North Atlantic Fisheries History Association 14th International Conference

Between the Commons and the Market: New Cultural, Social and Economic Perspectives on Fisheries History and Coastal Heritage Historians, social scientists, museum professionals and other scholars working in the field of fishery and coastal heritage are cordially  invited to the 14th NAFHA Conference, which…

Scenarios: Using Science Fiction to Think About the Future

Post by Jenny Seifert. Reposted with kind permission of Adam Hinterthuer at UW-Madison Center for Limnology. Change is constant and inevitable—in jobs, in relationships, in business, and in nature. It can make us feel downright powerless to realize that nothing is certain. So why…

Outsmarting Technology: Elephants as Non-Human-Actors in Wildlife Conflicts

By Ursula Münster What differentiates humans from other animals is a question that has long occupied scholars in the life sciences and humanities alike. For the conservation biologists, farmers, and indigenous Adivasis I met during my ethnographic fieldwork at a wildlife sanctuary in South…

An Interview with Verena Winiwarter, Austrian Academic of the Year

This interview was conducted by Klaus Taschwer for derstandard.at. To view the German text, please click here. Thank you to Rachel Shindelar for helping to translate the interview. Austria’s environmental journalists have selected you as academic of the year. Surprised? Yes, I was completely…

@TrapperBud and the History of Northern Canada

By Tina Adcock “Friday. Left Peace River Aug 30 1929 ran on sand bar, had to stay all night, rained to beat heck.” With this tweet, Derryl Murphy began to narrate a family history that would soon gain a much larger audience than tales…

The Grasslands of Mongolia

The vastness of Mongolia’s sky and grasslands cannot be overstated; they present an expansive landscape of complexity, evolution, and history. During a research trip to Mongolia in the summer of 2013, I traveled from the northern forest steppe to the edge of the desert…

Sensing Latency: Ruins as Sites of Imagination

Post by Diana Limbach Lempel There are two abandoned houses in my neighborhood. I walk by one most days, a small four-family with asphalt shingles slowly littering the ground around its foundation. The sides are a greenish color that I think comes from moss….

A Conversation on Scholarship, Storytelling, and the Public Humanities

This edited email exchange developed from an informal discussion at the RCC on the role of the writer in communicating environmental issues. Many points of interest and contention emerged – so many, in fact, that RCC fellows are looking at how to discuss them…

Arctic Dreaming? History, Resource Development, and the Future of the Arctic Meltdown

By John Sandlos We have all heard the news stories: a warming climate is destined to melt huge sections of the multi-year polar sea ice, potentially unlocking the last great untapped reservoirs of oil and natural gas in the world. The media has been…