What is animal studies?

Last week I was lucky enough to be able to attend a BIRTHA funded symposium at the University of Bristol Department of Historical Studies on the subject of 'Animals and Empire' - involving a cross disciplinary approach to research in the form of animal studies. The day included papers on subjects as diverse as 'Mules … Continue reading What is animal studies?

The Importance of interdisciplinarity, Cross-Disciplinarity and Multidisciplinarity in Education

When I began this blog a couple of months ago I set out my stance as a proponent of interdisciplinarity in education. I am a student of history although I am increasingly discovering that it is environmental history, and related areas, that specifically interests me. Environmental history, as a discipline, has grown to involve knowledge … Continue reading The Importance of interdisciplinarity, Cross-Disciplinarity and Multidisciplinarity in Education

The notion of space in environmental history

I have just been reading the introduction to 'Alaska's Place in the West: From the Last Frontier To the Last Great Wilderness' (Lawrence, 2010) by American environmental historian Roxanne Willis. One particular aspect of this short essay grabbed my attention: the notion of geographical space when it comes to constructing frameworks and, particularly in this … Continue reading The notion of space in environmental history