Checklists

Thematic lists from the Center for Culture, History, and Environment.

A Reading List To Stay Grounded On Earth Day

Recommendations of environmental history books that carry us from stardust to coal dust and back, just in time for Earth Day.

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What Eight Waves of Migration Can Tell Us About Human-Environment Relationships

Immigration is often driven by environmental change, and immigrants themselves often change the landscapes they come to inhabit when they arrive. Examining the geographic history of past immigrants and refugees can inform present debates.

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Faculty Favorites: Books for an Engaged Spring

Environmental scholars in the United States and Europe share the books they’re most excited about teaching this spring.

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A Syllabus for Contextualizing Energy Policy Debates

Visions of the future of United States energy production cannot be understood without a good sense of the past. We’ve gathered some of the most helpful sources for thinking historically about energy.

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Six Quick Lessons in How to Read a Landscape

How do you teach someone to re-see a place they know well? Try these tips on introducing students to the practice of treating landscapes as historical documents.

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Edge Effects: 2016 in Review

The Edge Effects editorial board looks back on 2016.

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Edgy Stuff: November 2016 Recommendations

November 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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Edgy Stuff: October 2016 Recommendations

October 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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Faculty Favorites: New Books for the Classroom

Professors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison share the books and articles they’re most excited about teaching this fall.

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Edgy Stuff: National Parks Centennial Edition

The Edge Effects Editorial Board’s September recommendations feature content on the National Parks from around the web and beyond for the parks’ Centennial.

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