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New Virtual Exhibition: MB Williams: Living & Writing the Early Years of Parks Canada

The Environment & Society Portal's new exhibition tells the story of Mabel “MB” Williams, an extraordinary, ordinary woman who became devoted to national parks and engendered that devotion in others.

Historian Alan MacEachern documents her role in shaping the philosophy of Canada's Dominion Parks Branch (the precursor to Parks Canada) in the early to mid-twentieth century.

Explore the entire digitized collection here.

Seeing the Woods: Visit the Taproom

Follow our monthly blog series, The Taproom!

Diverse, innovative, multifaceted, and, quite frankly, intoxicating, beer history research has all the qualities of the beverage it studies.

This series aims to showcase the complexity, the scope, and the excitement of beer history. Like a taproom, it is a place for sharing ideas, information, and opinions.

Enjoy. And read responsibly.

Call for Submissions: 2019 Turku Book Award

Have you published an environmental history monograph in 2017 or 2018? The call for submissions is now open for the 2019 Turku Book Award. This award celebrates innovative and well-written scholarship in the field of environmental history and is awarded every two years at the ESEH conference.

Nominations must be received by 31 January 2019. Download the call for more information on eligibility and how to submit.

New Virtual Exhibition: Radical Environmentalism's Print History

The Environment and Society Portal has just published a new virtual exhibition! In Radical Environmentalism's Print History: From "Earth First!" to "Wild Earth," Bron Taylor presents the political and ethical history of the American radical environmental Earth First! movement and its offshoots, through iconic photos and documents. You can browse the entire digitized collection of journals and ephemera from the movement here.

Latest Perspectives Volume: Can Nature Have Rights?

Edited by Anna Leah Tabios Hillebrecht and María Valeria Berros, "Can Nature Have Rights? Legal and Political Insights."

The Rights of Nature concept is prompting important questions: What are the challenges of granting Nature rights? Who can represent and defend nature and why? Is the concept necessary for an environmental future? Presenting legal theory, politics, and case studies, the authors of this volume open up an accessible and multidisciplinary dialogue to explore the fundamental question: Can Nature have rights?

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