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Nature's Past Episode 01: The Environmental History of the Don River
(Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2008-12-10)
On this pilot episode of the show, we introduce listeners to the study environmental history by speaking with Jennifer Bonnell, a graduate student at the University of Toronto who is researching the history of Toronto’s ...
"Rising with the Tide of History": The Age of Sail as Industrial Alibi
(Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2019-05-22)
Through visual analysis of promotional imagery for the province of Nova Scotia, this paper explores the uses of tall ships and sailing as an alibi for extractive resource industries.This article traces the creation of an ...
Magical Regionalism: Canadian Geography on Screen in the 1950s
(Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2018-02-21)
Using geography and environmental history to analyze children's film in 1950s-Canada, this paper examines regionalism in a popular National Film Board of Canada series.
There is a Monster Under the Ground: Commemorating the History of Arsenic Contamination at Giant Mine as a Warning to Future Generations
(Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2019-10-14)
This paper analyzes a community-based project to communicate toxic dangers to future generations at Giant Mine, an abandoned gold mine near Yellowknife. Since 2013, the authors have worked with community groups, government, ...