Roundtable: Is All History Now Environmental History? The Anthropocene in Historical Context

I organized an environmental history roundtable featuring members of the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE): Stephen Bocking, Sean Kheraj, and Daniel Macfarlane. Tina Loo is acting as chair. The roundtable, “Is All History Now Environmental History? The Anthropocene in Historical Context”–a title sure to incite some debate–is being hosted by the Environmental Studies Association…

Do Not Look Into the Manly Void: Horsbrugh, Pittsburgh, and Point State Park

Sometimes a source just clicks. Sometimes the writer just jumps from the page and one begins to feel like they know the individual personally. This is how I feel about ol’ Patrick Horsbrugh–or Patty, as I like to call him– an architect and urban planner who, in 1963, published the report, Pittsburgh Perceived: A Critical Review of…

Billboard 5: I’m like, “Hey, what’s up? Hello.”

The status of the Hot 100 is abysmal right now. So much garbage. The queen of this garbage, Meghan Trainor with “Dear Future Husband” has risen to 18. 18? Gross. I am excited, though, that “Shut Up + Dance,” the theme song of my existence, has risen to #5. “Don’t you dare look back…” 3….

Environmental History Worth Reading in April 2015

Every month I choose five environmental history articles/podcasts/videos and other media that I think are worth reading. To see my full list and comments, visit the original post on the Network in Canadian History and Environment’s website. My accompanying video with Sean Kheraj is below:

An Open Letter To All Of My Friends Who Take Selfies

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
Dear Friends Who Take Selfies, I want you to know that I love it when you post pictures of yourself. I know selfies get a lot of bad press, but I think they’re rad. They give me a little window into your life, and you’d be amazed at how much…