Environmental History

  • When the Birds Go Silent

    Manuel Martinez Alvarenga, Marlena Boswell, Isti Bhattacharya, Miguel Cruz-Díaz, Justin Hawkins, Brian Quinn, and Thomas Stephens | Nov 24, 2021

    The latest issue of the AHR features articles on environmental history, African history, and digital history, among other topics.
  • AHA Member Spotlight: Lisa M. Fine

    Matthew Keough | Nov 19, 2021

    Lisa M. Fine is chair and professor of history at Michigan State University. She lives in East Lansing, Michigan, and...
  • Roses

    Tara Mulder | Oct 27, 2021

    Roses in the ancient Mediterranean were a vital ingredient in gynecological treatments.
  • Disastrous Displacements

    Marguerite Nguyen | Oct 21, 2021

    From North Vietnam to South Vietnam to Louisiana, Vietnamese in New Orleans have been faced with repeated displacements—which continued due to environmental disasters.
  • Extreme Spaces and New Frontiers

    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

    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

    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

    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...
  • 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.
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