BETWEEN TERRITORY AND EARTH An Environmental History Magazine Introduction to Issue 1 Félice Rubin, 2023 In an interview in 2010, environmental historian J Donald Hughes said that “If the past is not usable, then history is an enterprise in vain.” Hughes started out in biology and followed a trajectory which is exemplary of interdisciplinary studies. […]
BETWEEN TERRITORY AND EARTH An Environmental History Magazine The Houses of the English Park 2022 The flash was much brighter than I would have expected. Any dimension or detail fighting against the already-oppressive brightness of the white cubicle washed away as the technician– a woman hardly less a stranger than the minute before when she […]
BETWEEN TERRITORY AND EARTH An Environmental History Magazine Why Environmental History? Towards a Critical Reflection on the Transformative Character of Historical Ecology José Ignacio Irazábal, 2022 Environmental history is a promise. It promises to include and connect divergent discourses that would otherwise float disciplinarily; its scope is multi- and trans-disciplinary, seen as academic disciplines that […]
BETWEEN TERRITORY AND EARTH An Environmental History Magazine Learning to be Affected and Orientations Matt Tuggey, 2022 They approached us with a strange confidence, at home on the seafront walkway. The ocean was silent, too tired to drag itself up to the shore with any commotion. My friend complimented them as they approached, telling them […]
BETWEEN TERRITORY AND EARTH An Environmental History Magazine Drinking from the Wood of the Vine: When the Homeland Speaks Leni Charbonneau, 2022 Introduction In 1626, Mutribi-i Samarqandi, an Uzbek poet-scholar visited Lahore on an extended sojourn in the courts of Mughal Emperor Jahāngīr [r.1605-1627]. During a particular court proceeding, Mutribi recited for the emperor a […]
BETWEEN TERRITORY AND EARTH An Environmental History Magazine Is the Research Programme of Historical Ecology Able to Address the Challenges of the Climate Crisis? Jake Seabrook, 2022 Before I begin this discussion, I would like to establish a couple of points of order. To begin with, I think it is helpful to establish the difference […]
BETWEEN TERRITORY AND EARTH An Environmental History Magazine Simultaneous Histories of the Earth and Moon Nicole Miller, 2022 Artwork: Nicole Miller “The moon had been observing the earth close-up longer than anyone. It must have witnessed all of the phenomena occurring – and all of the acts carried out – on this earth. But the […]
BETWEEN TERRITORY AND EARTH An Environmental History Magazine An Official and Vernacular Description of Shifting Taskscapes in the Countries of Glacial Till Beyond the Hundredth Meridian Ryan Wanamaker, 2022 Part 1 Tattered and Entangled (Memories or Willful Amnesia of the Great American Desert) Decatur County, Kansas – bordered to the north by the state of […]
BETWEEN TERRITORY AND EARTH An Environmental History Magazine Some Thoughts About Ecology Josefine Tegerdal Hune, 2022 What makes the world what it is? Is it fair to say that everything is connected in some way? These are fascinating questions regarding diversity within the ecological sphere. Students of topics like historical ecology or global environmental history […]
She told me not to trust the ice
In the narrow place.
Is this the ebbs and flows?
Or is this the change?
I am drawn to all that is delicate,
The places where time is thin,
Bonded by the line of light between clouds and sky.