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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.
Nature's Past Episode 012: Industrialization in Subarctic Environments
(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
(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 015: Forestry Education in Canada
(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 010: Digital Technologies and Environmental History
(Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2009-10-21)
How have online digital technologies changed environmental history research, communication, and teaching? This episode of the podcast explores this question in the context of the recent NiCHE Digital Infrastructure API ...
Nature's Past Episode 011: Animals, History, and Environment
(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 014: Management of the Newfoundland Cod Collapse
(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 005: The Storm History of Stanley Park
(Network in Canadian History and Environment, 2009-04-22)
In 2006, Vancouver’s Stanley Park was struck by an extreme windstorm event, which blew down more than ten thousand trees in the park. This was just one of a series of regular windstorms to strike the park in the twentieth ...
Nature's Past Episode 017: Virtual Field Trips, Automobiles, and Global Commodity Chains
(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 016: The Industrialization of Agriculture
(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 ...