Exploring Environmental History

Exploring Environmental History is the podcast about human societies and the environment in the past.

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Resources exploitation and nature protection in the border lands of Qing China


Much research has been devoted to the impact of the expanding European empires and settler colonies in the 18thand 19thcenturies and their impacts on nature and resources. Not much attention has been paid to a similar story unfolding at the same time...


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 2018-12-24  25m
 
 

Incendiary politics: histories of Indigenous Burning and Environmental Debates in Australia and the United States


The 2018 wildfires around the globe have been dramatic, prompting headlines about the world being on fire. The 2018 fire season is unusual in that so many places are experiencing major fires at the same time. California and some areas in Australia...


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 2018-11-02  28m
 
 

episode 80: The timber frontier of Northern Sweden: a history of ecological and social transformation


Sweden is one of the largest timber exporters in Europe. The country has been an exporter since at least the early modern period. That is not surprising because pine and spruce forests cover large parts of northern Sweden. These forests are part of...


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 2018-09-26  27m
 
 

episode 79: Forestry in northern Europe: National Histories, Shared Legacies


Forest history in Europe is often focussed on individual nation states. It is true that all European countries have unique forest histories played out in their national contexts. But there are common traits that all northern European countries share....


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 2018-05-19  36m
 
 

episode 78: Kangaroos and tanks: histories of militarised landscapes in Australia


Podcast episode exploring histories of militarized landscapes in Australia, and the evolution of Australian Defence Force environmental policies in the twentieth century with historian Ben Wilkie.


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 2017-12-21  24m
 
 

The Watery ally: military inundations in Dutch history


For centuries, the Dutch have fought against their arch-enemy: water. But, during the Dutch War of Independence in the 16th and 17th centuries, the Dutch found an ally in their arch enemy. Their struggle against Spain seemed almost hopeless because...


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 2017-06-28  33m
 
 

Water pollution in the Dutch Peat Colonies of Groningen, 1850-1980


In the mid-19th century the first potato starch and strawboard factories were established in the Groningen Peat Colonies (Veenkoloniën) in the Northern Netherlands. The number of factories increased until there more than thirty in 1900. These...


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 2017-05-10  13m
 
 

Water resilience in Western Australia since European Colonisation


When European Settlers arrived in Western Australia they brought their own conceptions of water security and agriculture with them. Initially the land around what is now Perth was presented as a green and pleasant land. But the reality was very...


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 2016-10-06  36m
 
 

Environmental History of Tidal Power in the Severn Estuary


In recent decades the interest in renewable energy from sources such as wind, solar and tidal power has steadily increased. However, this interest in harnessing “mother nature’s” energy is not new. Over the past 160 years the Severn estuary has...


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 2016-09-10  34m
 
 

Cultured nature: The Nature Scenery Act of the Netherlands


When thinking of national parks most people think of famous examples like Yellow Stone and Yosemite in the United States or the Serengeti in Tanzania. These parks are large in scale with an emphasis on wild life conservation and the preservation...


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 2016-08-23  32m