An environmental historian explains why, for Vietnam’s rubber plantations and plantation workers, the specifics of colonialism, geography, and ecology matter.
The environmental conditions of Japanese American incarceration camps in World War II were pivotal to the way detainees navigated their experience. But these histories are as diverse as their landscapes.
Ecological challenges on a shared peninsula invite Korean green diplomacy. Read how pine trees and conservation matter to North and South negotiations.
When Missouri and Iowa went to war in 1839, the only casualties were a few honey trees. Listen to this historical event come to life in an original song.
We need to expand our ideas of nature to include the battlefield. A historian explains why we should view soldiers’ daily lives as part of the natural world.
In the 1940s and 1950s, atmospheric studies of Canada’s Arctic North were defined by technological failure. Edward Jones-Imhotep tells the story of the Cold War from a new vantage point—that of an “unreliable nation.”
A historian finds that making maps can be invaluable when tracing the paths of research subjects, and that ArcGIS can be a useful tool even for scholars with little formal training or experience in cartography.
A peek into the past reveals how coconuts went from colonial cash crop to a means of resistance in Southeast Asia during the twentieth century.
The ongoing refugee crisis in Europe raises complex questions about language, people, and geography.
How do humans cope with disaster? Can ecologies recover after catastrophe? Five reflections on resilience in the aftermath of the Vietnam Wars.