January 19, 2018

Environmental History article by Derek Nelson featured in Hakai Magazine

Derek Lee Nelson, the author of “The Ravages of Teredo: The Rise and Fall of Shipworm in US History, 1860–1940,” published in Environmental History 1, 2016, was featured in an article in Hakai


Magazine earlier this year. Hakai is a Canadian magazine that focuses on coastal environments and culture, aiming to integrate humans and nature rather than view them as inherently incompatible.

Environmental Historian Dagomar Degroot on the OUP-blog “How a comet crash on Jupiter may lead us to mine asteroids near Earth”

Dagomar Degroot, who recently wrote for the Environmental History Journal (“”A Catastrophe Happening in Front of Our Very Eyes”: The Environmental History of a Comet Crash on Jupiter”), have been asked to share his findings about the Shoemaker-levi 9 comet on the Oxford University Press-blog. The blog article can be found here: http://blog.oup.com/2017/01/comet-crash-jupiter/.

Environmental History Journal Announces New Book Review Editors

Leisl Carr Childers and Michael Childers, both of Northern Iowa University, are the new co-editors for the journal’s book review section. We are pleased to have them on board!

2015 Jack Temple Kirby Award to Environmental History author

Congratulations to T. Robert Hart, who won the Southern Historical Association’s 2015 Jack Temple Kirby


Award for his article “The Lowcountry Landscape: Politics, Preservation, and the Santee-Copper Project,” published in Environmental History 13.1 (Jan 2013). The Kirby Award is made every other year for the best article in Southern agricultural or environmental history from the prior two years.

Oxford Journals has made Hart’s article available for free here: http://envhis.oxfordjournals.org/content/18/1/127

Editor in Chief Lisa Brady makes apperance on BBC

Editor in chief Lisa Brady contributed to a story on environmental history on the BBC 4 program, Making History.

Mark Carey’s article on glaciers inspire new perspectives on alpinism

A recent issue of The Alpinist featured an article titled “The Sharp End: These Winter Palaces.” Here, Katie Ives explored how cold places have captured imaginations since the beginnings of modern alpinism, referring to (among


others) Mark Carey’s article “The History of Ice: How Glaciers Became an Endangered Species” in Environmental History 3, 2007. The full text of Carey’s article can be read for free here at environmentalhistory.net.

Environmental historian Jared Farmer awarded 2014 Hiett Prize in the Humanities

Environmental historian Jared Farmer (Stony Brook University) was recently awarded the 2014 Hiett Prize in the Humanities. Read his Gallery Essay “On Emblematic Megaflora” from Environmental History 15.3 here.

Joel A. Tarr Envirotech Article Prize to Environmental History author

Envirotech awarded the 2014 Joel A. Tarr Article Prize to Andrew Denning for his article “From Sublime Landscapes to ‘White Gold’: How Skiing Transformed the Alps after 1930,” published inEnvironmental History 19 (January 2014): 78-108.