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    • Nature's Past Episode 011: Animals, History, and Environment 

      Kheraj, Sean (Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2009-11-22)
      Environmental history is primarily concerned with the relationship between humans and non-human nature, but the study of non-human nature holds a different set of problems and poses a different set of questions when ...
    • Nature's Past Episode 012: Industrialization in Subarctic Environments 

      Kheraj, Sean (Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2010-01-19)
      Between 1920 and 1960, Canada’s northwest subarctic region experienced late-stage rapid industrialization along its large lakes. These included Lake Winnipeg, Lake Athabasca, Great Slave Lake, and Great Bear Lake. Powered ...
    • Nature's Past Episode 013: New Directions in Urban Environmental History & Abandoned Mines 

      Kheraj, Sean (Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2010-03-03)
      On this episode of the podcast, we feature a preview discussion about a round-table panel for next week’s ASEH meeting called “Urbs in Horto: New Directions in Urban Environmental History”. Matthew Klingle, Ellen Stroud, ...
    • Nature's Past Episode 014: Management of the Newfoundland Cod Collapse 

      Kheraj, Sean (Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2010-04-20)
      North American environmental history is punctuated by notorious episodes of species extinctions, most notably the cases of the passenger pigeon and the bison. In both cases, humans exhausted what they believed were unlimited ...
    • Nature's Past Episode 015: Forestry Education in Canada 

      Kheraj, Sean (Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2010-05-26)
      In 1907, the University of Toronto opened Canada’s first forestry school to undergraduate students. This was the beginning of formal forestry education in Canada and great step forward for the profession. However, the ...
    • Nature's Past Episode 016: The Industrialization of Agriculture 

      Kheraj, Sean (Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2010-09-28)
      From 1945 to the early 1970s, technological innovations helped to transform American agriculture. The introduction of industrial chemicals and new machinery to US farm operations in the decades after the Second World War ...
    • Nature's Past Episode 017: Virtual Field Trips, Automobiles, and Global Commodity Chains 

      Kheraj, Sean (Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2010-10-30)
      Over the summer, the NiCHE New Scholars group organized a virtual environmental history workshop that invited graduate students from around the world to participate in two days of discussion and review of working papers ...
    • Nature's Past Episode 018: Local and Regional Parks 

      Kheraj, Sean (Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2010-11-21)
      The provincial government of British Columbia describes Desolation Sound Marine Provincial Park as a “yachter’s paradise” located at the confluence of the Malaspina Inlet and Homfray Channel just north of the town of Power ...
    • Nature's Past Episode 019: Metropolitanism and Environmental History 

      Kheraj, Sean (Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2011-01-24)
      In 1954, Canadian historian James Maurice Stockford Careless published an influential article in the Canadian Historical Review, titled “Frontierism, Metropolitanism, and Canadian History” which offered a new approach for ...
    • Nature's Past Episode 020: The 1918-1919 Influenza Epidemic in Winnipeg 

      Kheraj, Sean (Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2011-02-27)
      Toward the end of the Great War, Canadians were struck by the most devastating influenza epidemic in the young country’s history. More than 50,000 Canadians succumbed to this virulent strain of influenza that swept the ...
    • Nature's Past Episode 021: Migratory Birds on the Pacific Flyway 

      Kheraj, Sean (Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2011-03-31)
      Migratory birds, by the nature of their behavior, cross boundaries. They are transcontinental species whose habitat in North America ranges from the Canadian arctic to Mexico. As such, the human conservation of these species ...
    • Nature's Past Episode 022: A Century of Parks Canada 

      Kheraj, Sean (Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2011-05-16)
      On May 19, 2011, Parks Canada celebrates its 100th anniversary, commemorating its founding in 1911 as the world’s first national parks service. Preceding the creation of the National Park Service in the United States by ...
    • Nature's Past Episode 023: The Next Chapter of Canadian Environmental History 

      Kheraj, Sean (Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2011-05-26)
      At the end of April 2011, a group of more than 40 researchers in the fields of Canadian environmental history and historical geography met for an extraordinary workshop in Burlington, Ontario called EH Plus: Writing the ...
    • Nature's Past Episode 024: Draining the Wet Prairie 

      Kheraj, Sean (Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2011-09-20)
      Agricultural expansion is a central component of the history of the resettlement of the Canadian prairies in the nineteenth-century. Popularly, that history has been characterized by the challenges of aridity on a dry ...
    • Nature's Past Episode 025: National Parks Beyond the Nation 

      Kheraj, Sean (Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2011-10-25)
      While Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan’s six-episode PBS documentary series framed national parks as “America’s Best Idea”, that idea has not been limited to the borders of the United States. The world’s first national parks ...
    • Nature's Past Episode 026: Environmental History as Public History 

      Kheraj, Sean (Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2011-11-29)
      Environmental historians have recently been thinking about future directions for their sub-discipline. Last year, the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society co-sponsored a workshop held in Washington, D.C. to ...
    • Nature's Past Episode 027: Wildlife Histories 

      Kheraj, Sean (Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2012-01-24)
      Last year, in an effort to foster conversation and discussion among scholars, the journal Environmental History published a special forum of short essays on wildlife histories and the legacy of Peter Matthiessen’s 1959 ...
    • Nature's Past Episode 028: Winnipeg Beach 

      Kheraj, Sean (Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2012-02-22)
      In the late decades of the nineteenth century, urban North Americans sought refuge from congestion, noise, and pollution. As the environmental problems of industrial cities grew worse, city councils across the continent ...
    • Nature's Past Episode 029: The Contributions of Environmental History 

      Kheraj, Sean (Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2012-03-22)
      Last month, York University’s New Frontiers in Graduate History conference hosted a roundtable panel that explored the contributions of environmental history research. Panelists were asked to speak about their own experiences ...
    • Nature's Past Episode 030: Environmental Histories of Montreal 

      Kheraj, Sean (Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2012-05-01)
      Last year, the University of Pittsburgh Press published its first book on Canadian urban environmental history titled Metropolitan Natures: Environmental Histories of Montreal. This diverse collection of essays was edited ...