Environmental Histories of the North Atlantic World, c.500-c.1900 AD
In combination with Brepols Publishers this series will focus on the environmental history of the North Atlantic World between c.500-c.1900AD. The ‘North Atlantic World’ is here defined as incorporating Northern Europe; the Scandic countries; Britain and Ireland; the Faroe Islands; Iceland; Greenland, and the eastern seaboards of both Canada and the United States of America. It is envisaged that contributions to the series will be based upon inter-disciplinary research including (for example) archaeology; history; soil science, and palaeoecology.
Contributions to the series will attempt to set cultural and socio-economic developments within the wider environmental context. The series will address the following issues: climate-change across the period; the short- and long-term environmental impacts of the discovery and settlement of New Worlds; the intensification of resource exploitation in marine and terrestrial contexts; the discovery of new economic resources; intellectual developments relating to agriculture, nature, and ethnography; the impact of technological developments, increasing industrialisation and urbanisation; crises of supply in fuels, manpower and foodstuffs; epidemic/epizootic disease and health; ecological imperialism, and the emergence of the 'Improvement myth'.
If you are interested in proposing a title for this series please contact Professor Richard Oram in the first instance: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professor Thomas McGovern (City University of New York)
Professor Richard Oram (University of Stirling), editor-in-chief
Professor Stephen Rippon (University of Exeter)
Dr Tim Soens (University of Antwerp)
Associate Professor Eva Svensson (Karlstad University)
Professor Orri Vésteinsson (University of Iceland)
Current titles in the Series
Four titles have now been commissioned in this series:
Dr Tom Finan, St Louis University: King's Cantreds, Landscape and history on the Thirteenth Century Irish Frontier
Dr Tim Newfield, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: The Contours of Disease, Hunger and Extreme Weather in northern Carolingian Europe, Britain, and Ireland, c.750-c.950 CE
Dr Sharla Chittick: Pride and Practices, Prejudice and Perceptions, A Comparative Case Study in North Atlantic Environmental History
Dr Philip Slavin, McGill University: Communities of Famine: a Fourteenth century Environmental shock in the British Isles