Tag: Canada

Unsettling Landscapes and Imaginations

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 Tony Weis *All images courtesy of the author I come from the…

The Birth and Quick Death of Canada’s First Commercial Brewery, 1671–1675

The Taproom is a monthly series that explores the rich history of all things beer. It is curated by Pavla Šimková. By Matthew Bellamy Few nations are more blessed by nature than Canada when it comes to brewing beer. The vast northern territory has ideal climatic…

Making Tracks: Alan MacEachern

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. “Albrecht and Alan at the Alte” By Alan MacEachern In retrospect, mine…

@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…

Photo of the Week: Shane McCorristine

This photo was taken a few months ago at the Churchill Northern Studies Centre in northern Canada. The sun is currently in a period of solar maximum and Churchill lies directly in the auroral zone, allowing for a series of fantastic displays in February…

Living with Zombie Mines

Post by John Sandlos and Arn Keeling Mention the words “zombie mine” and you risk conjuring images of grotesque undead figures lurking in dark abandoned tunnels, more the stuff of movie or video game fantasies than anything to do with mining in the real…