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Titanic EnvHist?

For the past week news sources have promoted the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking. The commemoration focused on the people and the events of the night; the tales of survival and the grief of the loss of life. There … Continue reading

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A Circulpolar Interlude

There is a hidden gem for environmental history at the University of Alberta. It is called Canadian Circumpolar Institute (CCI). The CCI is an interdisciplinary institute with a mandate to promote and enhance the knowledge, awareness and sustainability of polar … Continue reading

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EHTV: Live from the Field

In April NiCHE started a new project to share with the world what Canadian Environmental Historians do. A number of Flip cameras were purchased, branded with NiCHE skins, and distributed to willing historians to take with them as they research … Continue reading

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Public Environmental History

How do we go about making environmental history more public? This is a difficult task and I think it requires a shift in thinking about the field. Continue reading

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The Canmore-Provincial Parks Conundrum

The province of Alberta is looking to changing how provincial parks are regulated. Nowhere will these changes have a greater affect than Canmore. CPAWS, the Sierra Club, and other conservation interest groups have taken up lamenting how these changes will … Continue reading

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Is it really all about the Great Men?

Question of the Month: Does it truly come down to great men/women when getting the public – or an undergraduate class – interested in history? Continue reading

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Re-Naming; or Being Politically Correct

It seems in Canada there is always a debate going on over using the most politically correct name for places. Currently this is popping up in Vancouver around Stanley Park. The gist of the debate is the Squamish First Nation … Continue reading

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Time and Place, Part II

Beeches, Beaches, Lobster, and mussels
Total Anne Count: 6 – honestly thought there would be more Anne… Continue reading

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Escaping the Concrete Ivory Tower

Translating academic research into something that is accessible, interesting and other 95% of the populations will read is a challenge. The space restrictions of op-eds and magazine features forces you to be concise in a way journal articles do not. … Continue reading

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