Category: Series

Making Tracks: Birgit Schneider

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. By Birgit Schneider I have been interested in representations with a focus on…

The Taproom: Matthew Bellamy

The Taproom is a monthly series that explores the rich history of all things beer. It is curated by Pavla Šimková. “The Birth and Quick Death of Canada’s First Commercial Brewery, 1671–1675” By Matthew Bellamy Few nations are more blessed by nature than Canada when it…

Where Have All the Insects Gone?

For many of us, engaging with insects doesn’t extend much beyond swatting away flies and mosquitoes, or calling on bigger and braver friends to deposit unwanted “visitors” outside. And yet, as E.O. Wilson observed, it is we who are the visitors in “a primarily…

Making Tracks: Lynda Walsh

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. By Lynda Walsh I’m not 100 percent positive, but I believe I may…

The Taproom: Dotan Halevy

The Taproom is a monthly series that explores the rich history of all things beer. It is curated by Pavla Šimková. “Gaza’s Happy Hour? When Late Ottoman Palestine Met the Victorian Drinking Culture” By Dotan Halevy If we could travel back in time to the…

Call for Submissions: Silent Spring Continued  

By Birgit Müller, Sainath Suryanarayanan, Katarzyna Beilin, Susanne Schmitt, Tony Weis, and Serenella Iovino The recent article by Hallmann and others about a more than 75 percent decline in the biomass of flying insects in Germany over the past 27 years has received considerable…

Making Tracks: Charlie Trautmann

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. “Home at Last” By Charlie Trautmann Have you ever received a paperback for…

The Taproom: Shen Hou

The Taproom is a monthly series that explores the rich history of all things beer. It is curated by Pavla Šimková. “German Beer and the Making of a New China” By Shen Hou The first commercial filmed in China was a 1947 effort to sell…

Making Tracks: Chris Cokinos

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. “Finding How to Say It” by Chris Cokinos Intention is a funny thing,…

Path Dependency: Layers of History along the Mill Creek

Guest Post by Kathleen Smythe Kathleen Smythe is a professor in the Department of History at Xavier University, Cincinnati. In this post, she offers a fascinating glimpse into the history of Mill Creek, engaging with the historical, social, economic, and ecological meanings behind the…

From Herders to Hikers, the Shifting Lives of Scottish Bothies

This piece was originally published by Edge Effects and is reposted here with kind permission. All photographs are courtesy of the author. By Jonas Stuck When I was 20 years old, I heard about huts in northern England and Scotland called bothies. I didn’t even…

Making Tracks: Teresa Spezio

In the “Making Tracks” series, RCC fellows and alumni present their experiences in environmental humanities, retracing the paths that led them to the Rachel Carson Center. For more information, please click here. by Teresa Spezio As a child, I had first-hand experience with air and…