Web resources: Personal sites and blogs
As the title suggests the blog is devoted to the environmental history of New Zealand and is run by Dr Catherine Knight, a Japanologist and environmental historian. Although New Zealand is a relatively recently settled country its environmental history is all about human impact and rapid environmental change. This warranted a web presence to bring the environmental history of New Zealand to a wider audience.
The blog is not a one-way street in terms of communication and aims to be a new forum where not just academics or researchers, but anyone who is interested in natural environment and history can exchange ideas. The site has much to offer including blog posts, random thoughts, discussion, links to research, articles, and a podcast. The blog also encourages readers to be active contributors and post comments, send in stories, photos and links to interesting websites. The blog is a great way to network with others interested in New Zealand’s environmental history.
A blog by environmental historian Dan Allosso where he posts news, book reviews, writing, and random thoughts related to environmental history. A valuable resource for students and scholars in the field of environmental history and items are added on an almost daily basis.
Environmental History Timeline
Bill Kovarik’s Environmental History Timeline presents a detailed and interesting timeline of environmental issues and human-nature interactions from ancient times through the present. The site also publishes news items on modern environment related developments and posts reflecting on environmental history as well as contemporary issues. This website is a very good educational resource as well as a general source of information about environmental history. Note that the site is oriented towards North American issues and history.
Sean Kheraj: Canadian History and Environment
Canadian History and Environment is the personal website of Sean Kheraj, an environmental historian working at York University in Toronto. This website presents Sean Kheraj’s work, including publications and a blog, on which the author writes about his research or comments on environmental related issues from a historical perspective. The site provides also access to the Nature’s Past Podcast, which is hosted and produced by Sean Kheraj. Although the podcast is focussed on Canada, the interviews give real insights in the work of environmental historians, their methods, and the issues they are dealing with. Site and podcast are highly recommended.