The Latest from EHN

Excitingly, EHN won the 2022 Public Outreach Project Award of the American Society for Environmental History (ASEH).

Emily Webster accepted the award on behalf of the EHN team at the Awards Ceremony at the #ASEH2022 conference last weekend. We’re so proud of this recognition and grateful to our contributors for having been willing to share their work on EHN and to all of those who have supported this space.

ASEH President Sarah Elkind announcing that EHN won the ASEH’s 2022 Public Outreach Project Award on March 26, 2022. Video by Robert Suits [note: sound quality not optimal. For a transcript, click here.]

Launched by Elizabeth Hameeteman in September 2019, EHN has featured work from graduate students and early career scholars who identify as women, trans and/or non binary people from around the world, in different languages, and representing work from various fields. Our hope is that EHN serves as a multi-faceted snapshot of what environmental history is and can be, as experienced by this group of scholars working in and around the field at large.

Numerous EHN contributors also received recognition by the ASEH for their work: Tamara Fernando, Kyuhyun Han, Claire Perrott, Emily Rabung, and our very own Natascha Otoya. Congrats!

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We also like to take this opportunity to share that Shelby Brewster will be moving on from her position as content editor. She has been part of the team since September 2020, and we’re grateful for all the time and effort she has put into EHN. Wishing you all the best as you embark on a transcontinental move to Germany, Shelby. We will miss you! 

Starting this April, Genie Yoo will step into Shelby’s shoes as content editor. Emma C. Moesswilde will also be joining the EHN team as our new Outreach Coordinator, and focus on expanding EHN’s reach in new and exciting ways.

With Genie and Emma’s help, we look forward to continuing sharing the environmental-related work and expertise of our contributors in the months to come.


*Cover image: Emily received a mug rather than the actual award plaque, as this will be sent to Elizabeth.

[*Cover image description: a green mug sitting on a table with the acronym “aseh” in yellow letters on it.]