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University of Toronto Mississauga • Department of Geography • Spring 2017

GGR 329H5F: Environment and the Roots of Globalization

 

 Instructor: Pierre Desrochers

 

 Lectures: Thursday 9-11 AM

 

 Phone: (905) 828-5206

 Office: Davis Building, room 3273

 

 Lecture room: IB 235

 

 E-mail: pierre.desrochers@utoronto.ca

 

Book suggestions

I am fairly flexible in terms of book choice, but I am more likely to approve books that deal with environmental history (although, as a geographer, I tend to think of this field as the discovery of historical geography by historians), the history of medicine and the history of technology.

I have listed books and works by authors that I find of particular interest in the suggested readings of the syllabus.

More comprehensive lists of books dealing with environmental, medical and technological history can be found on various Websites. I recommend the following (but please note that I strongly encourage you to select books published in the last decade):

• Environmental History

American Environmental History Bibliography

Arizona State biology professor Stephen Pyne's Websites "Environmental Historiography - Canon and Counter-Canon" and "Introducing Environmental History"

EH-Net book review library (arranged thematically)

Environmental Politics and Policy

Envirotech (Histories of the Environment and Technology) 

Forest History Society

Georgetown University historian John McNeill on:
- McNeill, John R. and Erin Stewart Mauldin (eds). 2012. A Companion to Global Environmental History. Wiley (See McNeill's chapter on "Global Environmental History: The First 150,000 Years")
- Mc Neill, John R. 2010. "The State of the Field of Environmental History." Annual Review of Environment and Resources 35: 345-374.
- The Historiography of Environmental History
- "Issues and Literature" in Environmental History

H-Environment Discussion Network

Historian William Cronon's webpage on useful environmental history web links.

Latin American Environmental History

Myers and Miles's supplementary bibliography of Environmental History and Ethics 

• History of Medicine

Historian Peter McCandless' research seminar syllabus on
- Disease, Migration and the Environment
- Medical History

History in Focus: Medical History - Bibliography

• History of technology

EH-Net book review library (arranged thematically)

Envirotech (Histories of the Environment and Technology)

Florida State Historian Robert Hatch's Annotated Bibliography on the History of Science, Technology and Medicine 

 

Useful websites


• Environmental History

H-Environment website (part of H-Net, the Humanities and Social Sciences Online initiative) especially the links to environmental resources online.

Environmental History Timeline

Environmental History on the Web

Environmental History Bibliographies

• Medical History

History of Medicine

American Association for the History of Medicine

Science Museum's History of Medicine website

• Historical Geography

BUBL link (Historical Geography)

Historical Geography Specialty Group

H HistGeog

 

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