Category Archives: Research

Busy Summer

Summer is off to a busy start so post here have been few and far between – didn’t even get something up about CHESS 2011, St.Andrews edition! Will strive to do better from a writing workshop on Hornby Island next … Continue reading

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Archival Inspiration: “Dirty Pictures”

Over the past week I have spent a number of days at the Provincial Archives of Alberta researching in the STOP (Save Tomorrow Oppose Pollution) collection. Specifically, the set of files on the annual “Dirty Pictures Contest” that have caught … Continue reading

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ASEH Phoenix: Days 2 and 3

The internet in my hotel room was very temperamental and instead of staying in the air conditioning longer than necessary the Canadian contingent went out and basked in temperatures well above freezing late into the night. As a result the … Continue reading

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STOP! Edmonton Environmental Advocacy circa 1970.

Madly putting the finishing touches on a guest lecture tomorrow morning and found a whole new treasure trove of researching fun right here in Edmonton. Back in the early 1970s a group of students at the University of Alberta formed … Continue reading

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Lessons from Environmental History: Success Through Past Failures

Pivotal moments in Canadian environmentalism are not restricted to successes; failures to produce change and instances where institutions created to promote a more sustainable way of living are also important. Continue reading

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Suzuki, The Nature of Things, and Public Science

Today is a double birthday in Canadian public science; Dr. David Suzuki turns 75 and the CBC program “The Nature of Things” turns 50. Continue reading

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We are here.

Thirty-eight years ago today the crew of Apollo 17 took a photograph from space that would become known as “The Blue Marble.” Continue reading

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A Mountain Research Interlude

My name is Lauren and I am addicted to the pursuit and dissemination of information. To be more specific, historical information. This is definitely one of the healthier addictions available, but like all addictions it is expensive – especially as … Continue reading

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Pick a Province.

Part of the comps process is preparing doctoral students to teach; something I managed to overlook for far too many months of comps prep. With this reality recently brought to my attention, the reading and preparation process of list #3 … Continue reading

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Time and Place, Part III

From town to the fields, and tea around every corner.
Total Anne Count: 10 – finally cracked the double digits! Continue reading

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