EHW 2019: Programme


Second Annual Environmental History Workshop

Northumbria University, Newcastle

Friday 13 September 2019

Room 201, 207, Sandyford Building,

City Campus, Northumbria University, Newcastle

Twitter: #EHW2019


Workshop conveners:

Guillemette Crouzet, University of Warwick

Jane Rowling, University of Hull      

Rebecca Wright, Northumbria University


The Environmental History Workshop 2019 is supported by the British Academy through a Newton Postdoctoral Fellowship, the British Agricultural History Society, and Northumbria University.


10.00                           Registration and Coffee, [S201]


10.20                           Welcome Address, [S201]


10.30                           Morning Parallel Sessions

Flows of People and the Making of Place (A), [S201]

(Chair: Matt Kelly, Northumbria University)

Enslaved Migrants and Environmental Thought

Lindsey Walters, University of Cambridge


From Oil to Hipsters: Material and human flows in the making of Venice (California) as a green utopia

Elsa Devienne, Northumbria University


The Environmental Limits of the Infrastructural State: The failure of the T’aean canalization projects and their implications in early modern Korea

John Lee, University of Manchester


Flows of Resources (A), [S207]

 (Chair: tbc)

The Physical and Monetary Flows of Trade: The case of the Colombian agrarian sector during the twentieth century

Alexander Urrego-Mesa, University of Barcelona


The Commodification of the China Coast: Natural resource frontiers and transport capitalism during the long nineteenth century

Shirley Ye, University of Birmingham


From Charcoal to Nuclear: Japan’s ‘routes of power’ and Fukushima in the twentieth century

Hiroki Shin, Science Museum


11.40                           10 minute break


Flows of People and the Making of Place (B), [S201]

(Chair: John Morgan, University of Manchester)

The Dynamic Interaction between People and their Place: The evidence for continuity and change through time in the Scottish landscape

Sarah Govan, ClimateXChange, Scotland


“I wandered lonely as a cloud” – The flow, rhythm and ‘meshworks’ of walking in the North York Moors National Park

Thomas Ratcliffe, Northumbria University


Out of the Forest: A place-making theory of deforestation

Diogo de Cavalho Cabral, School of Advanced Study, University of London


Flows of Resources and Trade (B), [S207]

(Chair: Adrian Howkins, University of Bristol)

Policing the Livestock: War economy, environment and border regimes in the Middle East during World War II (1939-1945)

Laura Stocker, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland


Global Tannins and London’s Leather Industry, 1772-1924

Jim Clifford, University of Saskatchewan


‘The Swamp and the Mill’: Agrarian counter-reforms and nutrition in 1960s Colombia

Diana María Valencia, University of Exeter


13.10                           Lunch [R201]


14.00                           Afternoon Parallel Sessions

Flows of Water, Administration and Protest, [S201]

(Chair: Leona Skelton, Northumbria University)

Local Knowledge, Administrative Praxis, and Rural Water Flows in Roman Egypt

Brendan Haug, University of Michigan


Water, Workers, and Revolts: The Little Ice Age and the revolts of 1647-1652 in Andalusia

Fred Carnegy, University College London


Internal Drainage Boards (IDBs) and the Making of the English Lowlands: An applied environmental history approach

Greg Bankoff, University of Hull


Flows of Knowledge and Ideas, [S207]

Chair: Guillemette Crouzet, University of Warwick)       

 The European in India: Movements across disparate environments post Industrial Revolution

Baijayanti Chatterjee, Seth Anandram Jaipuria

College, University of Calcutta


Disease, Slavery and Debate in the Lower Mississippi Valley, 1815-1860

Huw Batts, University of Cambridge


Infrastructure and Flow in Some American Images of the 1970s

Adam O’Brien, University of Reading


Biological Engineering as Genre: History of science and literary analysis for Environmental History

Dominic Berry, London School of Economics


16.00                               Keynote Address, [S201]

Entangled Flows: Thinking about Movement in Environmental History

Giacomo Parrinello, Centre for History, Sciences Po


17.00                          General Discussion and Closing Remarks, [S201]


17.30                         Wine Reception

The Wine Reception will be followed by a post-event meal at Pani’s Café, Newcastle [] for anyone who would like to join us.


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EHW 2019 Flows Programme PDF