Environmental History

  • Extreme Spaces and New Frontiers

    AHA Activities

    Rebecca L. West | Sep 13, 2021

    Read about the 2021-22 recipients of the J. Franklin Jameson Fellowship in American History, the Fellowship in Aerospace History, and...
  • Cement Talks

    Perspectives Daily

    Vyta Pivo | Sep 2, 2021

    In studying the concrete manufacturing communities of the Lehigh Valley, Vyta Pivo used ethnography to add new layers to her understanding of the worker experience.
  • Big Mouth Billy Bass

    Everything Has a History

    Sherri Sheu | Aug 26, 2021

    Billy Bass might be considered mere kitsch, but dismissing this singing fish would ignore some critical linkages between culture and environment. 
  • From Water and Radicalism to Archival Friendships

    AHA Activities

    Mark Philip Bradley | Aug 25, 2021

    The September issue of the American Historical Review showcases the chronological, methodological, and spatial reach that has become a hallmark...

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  • We Are Part of Nature

    Matthew Plishka | Aug 5, 2021

    Multispecies political ecology can help environmental historians reveal how nonhuman species can shape the world.
  • Can Plants Help Us to Understand COVID-19?

    Matthew Plishka | Jul 12, 2021

    Many of the same mistakes and oversights that we see in human disease control today were made in the early 20th-century fight against Panama Disease.
  • A Crocodile’s Gaze

    Danielle Alesi | Mar 30, 2021

    Crocodiles have been our gods, predators, commodities, and pests, and though they inhabited this planet long before us, our histories are intertwined.
  • Grant of the Week: Thoreau Society Fellowships

    Karen Lou | Mar 29, 2021

    The Thoreau Society is now accepting applications for its 2021 fellowships.
  • The Japanese Bullfrog

    Amy Stanley | Aug 26, 2020

    A chance encounter with a bullfrog in Japan made Amy Stanley reflect on her relationship to her research.

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