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EHN Community Letter June 2023
pieces this month, a team update, & invitation to write
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This month on EHN
Ángela Castillo Ardila, “Problems of Place: Exploring Altitude, Mountains, and Territorial Defense Coalitions in Central Colombia”
Shelby Brewster, “On Sustainability and Solidarity”
Hannah Hunter, “When Extinction Came to Disney World”
We are delighted to share that Evelyn Ramiel has shifted roles within the EHN team and is now serving as a review editor.
My Environment Now: Evelyn Ramiel
We asked Evelyn, EHN’s new review editor who's working on a dissertation on the ecological and animal history of Japanese character merchandise at York University, about xeir environment this month.
I’m currently living in Montréal, Québec. It’s a beautiful summer day today, but we had the worst air quality in the world for awhile after a cloud of wildfire smoke settled over us a couple of days ago.
Kevin Huizenga’s 2019 comic book Glenn Ganges in: the River at Night captivated me in its story about one sleepless night in the life of the title character. I think other environmental historians would thrill at how it uses pictures and words to animate a heavily caffeinated mind trying to rest, leaping from jaunts through fantasy and memory to brilliant pages dissecting geology and the human perception of time.
It’s personally exciting that I’ll be able to finish off two nearly-done dissertation chapters in July, along with drafting most of another one. Listen, though: July in Montréal is all about the Jazz Festival. I plan to catch a few of the big outdoor shows and as many of the straightahead club shows as my writing schedule will allow.
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Want to contribute? We’re eager to include new voices, and welcome submissions on a wide range of environment-related topics in any language.
Contributors might also consider submitting a piece to one of our ongoing series:
*Problems of Place: a series in which contributors talk about the importance of community, connection, and belonging. The goal is to generate open, honest dialogue about issues frequently relegated within academic conversations, particularly the personal challenges that scholars face in trying to ground one’s self and scholarship while remaining committed to research and professional development.
*Politics of Nature: a series to showcase the diverse and complex experiences people have with environments, and to illustrate the ways in which thinking about, writing about, and acting for or within nature has affected them.
*Field Notes: a series to exchange ideas and experiences in navigating the academic world.
*Tools for Change: a series to showcase the work and expertise of practitioners and scholars who identify as women, trans and/or non binary people who do environment-related work in innovative and sustainable ways.
*Doing Environmental History: a Tools for Change series to gather resources, share knowledge, and provide practical advice for engaging in the work of environmental history.
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