International Review of Environmental History: Volume 3, Issue 1, 2017 1 août 2017
Parution du premier numéro du Vol. 3 de la revue International Review of Environmental History
Extrait de l'introduction par James Beattie:
" This [the first issue of the third volume of International Review of Environmental History] is dedicated to the geographer Eric Pawson, who in April 2017 retired from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, after an illustrious career of more than 40 years. Eric’s contribution as a teacher and supervisor, public intellectual, research collaborator, and researcher is addressed by the first three contributions to this issue: by the historical geographer Graeme Wynn, Professor Emeritus, University of British Columbia; the biogeographer Peter Holland, Professor Emeritus, University of Otago; and the environmental historian Tom Brooking, Professor of History, University of Otago.
Eric’s broad interests are reflected—and shared—by the articles in this issue. They demonstrate the value of interdisciplinary research, of subjecting scientific ideas to the scrutiny of social science and the arts and of subjecting historical evidence to the scrutiny of scientific theory. They examine attitudes to environmental change, trace early conservation measures, interrogate changing boundaries between science and non-science, and investigate the impact of introduced species—issues close to Eric’s own research. Several of the articles also trace environmental change in Eric’s adopted province of Canterbury, New Zealand. And, in being drawn from scholars working in biology, art history, ecology, environmental history, and historical geography, the contributions to this issue trace in tangible form Eric’s path-breaking interdisciplinary collaboration and research which has laid the groundwork for a journal of this nature. "
"International Review of Environmental History takes an interdisciplinary and global approach to environmental history. It encourages scholars to think big and to tackle the challenges of writing environmental histories across different methodologies, nations, and time-scales. The journal embraces interdisciplinary, comparative and transnational methods, while still recognising the importance of locality in understanding these global processes.
The journal's goal is to be read across disciplines, not just within history. It publishes on all thematic and geographic topics of environmental history, but especially encourage articles with perspectives focused on or developed from the southern hemisphere and the ‘global south’."
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