Many new movies and TV shows have complex things to say about the entanglement of culture, history, and environment. We recommend the best scholarship to help you decode them.
Author: Kate Wersan
In 1922, 16 states and 137 cities followed Daylight Saving Time—and the rest of the country did not. Repealing Daylight Saving Time only made the map of national temporal borders more complex, causing heartbreak and confusion at the border.
Recommendations of environmental history books that carry us from stardust to coal dust and back, just in time for Earth Day.
Ghost towns, cougar encounters, and a rock band’s tour across Europe. How five graduate students spent the summer.
The organizers of CHE’s grad student symposium talk about defining “environment” and the possibilities for collaboration at this weekend’s event.
Children’s novels from the nature study movement contain strikingly violent episodes, a fact that pushes us to rethink our understanding of period environmental ethics.
CHE’s upcoming symposium asks: how useful is it to talk about the “environment”? Is there a better word or framework? Dr. Kate Brown gives us her answer as she shares her research on atomic cities.
In a second set of reflections on “Landscapes of Extraction,” CHE members explore how communities negotiate the trade-offs of mining: private gain versus public well-being, individual enterprise versus regulatory caution, and economic necessity versus environmental risk.