Environmental History

  • Embracing Fearlessness

    From the President

    Allison Miller | Jan 11, 2019

    Understanding the forces that affect historians—past, present, and future—requires thinking big.
  • Raising a Stink

    Perspectives Daily

    Chelsea Denault | Sep 6, 2018

    Working in sustainability provided Denault unique insights into why Detroit once built the world’s largest trash incinerator.
  • Trash to Treasure

    Perspectives Daily

    Chelsea Denault | Aug 2, 2018

    An interest in the history of trash led this graduate student to a job in sustainability. 
  • Blunt Impact


    Elizabeth Elliott | Dec 1, 2017

    Nick Johnson calls himself a “hempiricist”—the Colorado State University MA and senior associate editor of Colorado Encyclopedia writes prolifically f...

Most Recent

  • “Dogs Were Our Defenders!”

    Bernard C. Moore | Jun 16, 2017

    An early 20th-century tax on owning dogs played a crucial role in shaping agriculture & labor relations during colonialism in Namibia, argues Bernard Moore.
  • Killing for Sheep

    Bernard C. Moore | Jun 9, 2017

    Over the course of my research into sheep farming in Namibia during the colonial and apartheid periods (emphasis on 1915–82),...
  • Getting Warmer

    Sadie Bergen | Feb 1, 2017

    On January 18, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and NASA confirmed 2016 as the ho...
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Yovanna Pineda

    Matthew Keough | Nov 8, 2016

    Yovanna Pineda is an associate professor at the University of Central Florida. She lives in Orlando, Florida, and has been...
  • The “Animal Turn” in History

    Dan Vandersommers | Nov 3, 2016

    By Dan VandersommersOver the past few years, the humanities have been confronting a paradigm shift.After the cultural and linguistic turns of...

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