Monthly Archives: November 2021

Matthew Evan Davis – Meeting the Medieval in a Digital World
INTRODUCTION – MATTHEW EVAN DAVIS, TAMSYN MAHONEY-STEEL, AND ECE TURNATOR 1 – This time of renewal has become a key part of how we have dealt [...]
Roy Rosenzweig – Clio Wired
6 – Thus historians need to be thinking simultaneously about how to research, write, and teach in a world of unheard-of historical abundance and how [...]
Bonnie Ruberg – Video Games Have Always Been Queer
1 – Amidst a dominant games culture that has proven itself to be openly hostile to diversity, the politics of queer play echo outward across games [...]
Roopika Risam – New Digital Worlds
3 – The Puerto Rico Mapathon is an important example of how postcolonial digital humanities has come to the fore as an intervention in digital [...]
Elizabeth Losh & Jacqueline Wernimont – Bodies of Information
Introduction – Jacqueline Wernimont and Elizabeth Losh Ix – This volume also emerges in an era when the tasks of intersectional feminisms, of [...]
Jerome McGann – A New Republic of Letters
1 – Here is surely a truth now universally acknowledged: that the whole of our cultural inheritance has to be recurated and reedited in digital forms [...]
Sinah Theres Kloß – The Global South , Vol. 11, No. 2 – The Global South as Subversive Practice
The Global South as Subversive Practice: Challenges and Potentials of a Heuristic Concept — Sinah Theres Kloß 1 – It argues that the “Global [...]
Frederick Cooper – Colonialism in Question
3 – Such concerns have led some scholars to examine thoughtfully the complex ways in which Europe was made from its colonies and how the very [...]
Fabiana Li – Unearthing Conflict
3 – Why was it that, in this so-­called mining country, extractive activity ended up at the center of controversy and local resistance? How did water [...]
Thomas Miller Klubock – La Frontera
2-3 – This book brings together the social and environmental histories of the southern frontier territory to examine the origins of Chile’s recent [...]
Molly Doane – Stealing Shining Rivers
Preface – Why the Environment Is Political Vii – The exhibit condenses landscapes and idealizes their elements by, for example, including live [...]
Matthew Vitz – City on a Lake
INTRODUCTION Mexico City is, indeed, a city facing extraordinary social and environmental predicaments. This book helps explain the origins and evolution [...]
Reinaldo Monzote – From Rainforest to Cane Field in Cuba
No theoretical underpinnings, no argument, just an endless stream of arcane quantitative facts and summaries barely stitched into a narrative, and [...]
Andra Chastain & Timothy Lorek – Itineraries of Expertise
Introduction 3 Andra B. Chastain and Timothy W. Lorek  3 – We contend that, beneath the conflicts waged by diplomats and militaries, the Latin [...]
Elinor Melville – A Plague of Sheep
“1 – biological and social regimes” 12-13 – environment as active variable 13 – indigenous agricultural proficiency belied the fragility [...]
Mikael Wolfe – Watering the Revolution
1-2 – “Mexican federal engineers, also known as tecnicos, were not merely passive implementers of large-scale state development schemes such as [...]
Andrew Mathews – Instituting Nature
2 – this book about the effort to produce a regime of transparent knowledge in mexican forestry 3 – bureaucracy as performance 4 – [...]
Christopher Boyer – A Land Between Waters
3 – “Generations of historians have studied environmental revolution associated with colonialism, but they have largely ignored the more recent and [...]
Tore Olsson – Agrarian Crossings
 8 – if not neatly a process of “americanization” what about a process of “industrialization”, first of the US South by the North and, then, [...]
Christopher Boyer – Political Landscapes
xiii – political landscapes is two stories of redemption that each begin with campesino loss of land or land access and end with the recuperation of [...]
Myrna Santiago – The Ecology of Oil
2 – “No explanation is offered – no identification, no mention of whose private property the stinking lake is and who the authorized personnel [...]
Warren Dean – With Broadax and Firebrand
4 – A kind of forest history has been written in North America in which the forest appears as raw material for the timber trade, nothing more. The [...]
Eve Buckley – Technocrats and the Politics of Drought
Eve Buckley’s Technocrats and the Politics of Drought and Development in Twentieth-Century Brazil studies the drought-prone sertao region of Brazil and [...]
Dolly Jorgensen – New Natures
Joining Environmental History with Science and Technology StudiesPromises, Challenges, and Contributions – Sara Pritchard 1-2 – For example, [...]
Ashley Carse – Beyond the Big Ditch
5 – Here, then, are the paradoxes at the core of this book: (1) the Panama Canal needs forests and (2) the canal had to be saved from machetes. [...]
William Cronon – Uncommon Ground
Foreword to the Paperback Edition Highlight (yellow) – Location 243 Even when we travel through a beautiful mountain landscape in the Sierra Nevada [...]