New network Exploring Russia’s Environmental History and Natural Resources

The website for the Leverhulme International Network ‘Exploring Russia’s Environmental History and Natural Resources’ led by David Moon is now live at The Network blog is at


Leverhulme funds place-based environmental history project led by David Moon in Russia

  Leverhulme Trust awards International Network Grant for £123,000 for a project led by Professor David Moon, University of York. The Leverhulme Trust has awarded an International Network Grant for £123,000 to the University of York for a project led by Professor David Moon. The network will comprise specialists from York and Glasgow universities in […]


Network member interviewed about his new book, “Conquering the Highlands: A History of the Afforestation of the Scottish Uplands”.

Network member Jan Oosthoek is interviewed on the latest episode of the Exploring Environmental History podcast about his new book, “Conquering the Highlands: A History of the Afforestation of the Scottish Uplands”. The podcast explores how, over the course of the twentieth century, foresters worked to establish timber reserves in the Scottish Highlands, creating forests […]


Funding for Phase 3 of Quantocks Orchard Project: ‘At the Core of the Quantocks’

Peter Coates has received additional AHRC funding for Phase 3 of his ongoing project on Orchards in the Quantocks that is being pursued in conjunction with the Quantock Hills AONB Service. Phase 3 – ‘At the Core of the Quantocks: Wider Dissemination of the Fruits of the Orchard Mapping Project’ – will spread the findings […]


Chris Pearson features on Environmental History Podcast on dogs in History

Network member Chris Pearson features on the latest episode of the Exploring Environmental History Podcast. He talks with host Jan Oosthoek about his latest research project entitled “Canine City: Dogs, Humans, and the Making of Modern Paris”. The podcast explores the economic and cultural importance of dogs in urban history but also the wider historical importance […]


Further Funding Received for Quantocks Orchard Project

Peter Coates has received £7,310 (75% from the Quantock Hills Sustainable Development Fund and 25% from the University of Bristol’s Lady Emily Smyth Bequest for horticultural research, administered by the School of Biological Sciences) to pursue a 7-week (or equivalent) project entitled ‘Fallen Fruits: Mapping Orchard Decline in the Quantock Hills at Parish Level with […]


Symposium: History, Memory and Green Imaginaries

A symposium presented by the Centre for Research in Memory, Narrative and Histories, University of Brighton Friday 30th November 2012, 9.30am – 5.00pm, M2, Grand Parade, University of Brighton This symposium invites reflection on the ways in which history and memory inform and shape contemporary green imaginaries. It brings together cultural theorists, historians, cultural geographers, educators […]


Announcement of new “The places that speak to us” award to the “Histories of Environmental Change Network”

The ‘Local Places, Global Processes: Histories of Environmental Change’ Network – has received a further 12 months of Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funding. The award allows the network to continue its work and extend collaboration to include Georgina Enfield, who led the ‘Cultural Spaces of Climate’ Network. The award is part of the […]


Tweet archive roundtable @ ESEH 2011

During the Network roundtable at the 6th conference of the European Society for Environmental History a couple of people in the audience tweeted live from the event. To get a flavour of the presentations and discussion during the event the tweets have been archived and can be viewed/downloaded using the link below. Full coverage of […]


Workshop on Environmental Change at Kielder Water and Forest Park, 25-7 March 2011.

A cross-disciplinary workshop, involving environmental historians from a number of universities and project partners from the non-academic world, has been organised by Durham University history professor David Moon. It is part of a network of workshops under the heading ‘Local Places, Global Processes: Histories of Environmental Change’. Managed jointly with colleagues from Bristol University and […]


Comments by David Moon on “The Fens and the Quantocks”

David Moon has posted a response to Paul Warde’s reflections on the workshops at Wicken Fen and the Quantock Hills. You can find it at the bottom of the Fens and the Quantocks post.


Histories of Environmental Change first workshop starts 5 November

The first workshop of the AHRC funded research network Histories of Environmental Change starts on Friday 2 November. The workshop will be held in Cambridge and at Wicken Fen, just outside of Ely. Wicken fen is a remnant of the once extensive wetlands of Eastern England and that have been drained since the Middle Ages. […]


Podcast series launched

The first episode introducing the Histories of Environmental Change Podcast has been published. This is the beginning of a series that will report on the workshops and contains interviews with organisers and participants. Listen to the podcast.