That Ain’t Natural or Adventures in Being an Academic Killjoy I

Last night I cracked open an Images of America–a popular history series that seeks to tell lesser known aspects of American history through photographs and other images–instalment by Eugene H. Ware. The volume is dedicated to the history of Presque Isle State Park and the land on which it was created. The images themselves are fascinating,…

Environmental History Worth Reading: January 2016

Here is a link to my choices for environmental history worth reading in January 2016 that I put together for the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE). Watch the accompanying video with Sean Kheraj below:

Visualizing a Park System: Creating an Interactive Timeline

One of the most challenging aspects of my dissertation is figuring out how to analyze the development of four different park systems (Pennsylvania, Idaho, Ontario, and Alberta) over a period of about one hundred years. The sources tend to blur together in my mind, making analysis nearly impossible. I am a visual learner, and about…