Ebben a posztban országhatárokat átszelő élőlények, történetek és a populáris kultúra kapcsolatáról szeretnék írni, elsősorban az amerikai Dél gyapotültetvényeit (és a blues zenét) meghódító gyapottokmányos bogár történetéről.
In this post, I like to write about the connection between border-crossing animals, stories and popular culture, focusing on the story and folklore of the boll weevil, which conquered the cotton plantations of the American South.
Environmental history is an interdisciplinary science at heart, covering a wide range of interests from antiquities to contemporary history, from biology to gender studies. As a contemporary environmental historian I have spent the past couple of years trying to understand how the Finnish green party, the Green League, has adapted and conformed to Finnish political culture and the country’s party system.
When doing ‘environmental’ research, scholars are not only studying and analysing the developments that have led to the current crises of nature and climate but—being caught in the wheel of international academia—also actively contributing to them.
Doing research on dunes is like being a grain of sand in a very wide beach; there are so many factors to consider and so many ways of looking at them.
George North could skin a muskrat blindfolded. At 56 years old, North was a white man who had spent his entire life on the Eastern Shore. He lived in Cambridge, Maryland: home of the first annual muskrat skinning contest in 1939.
My name, Renée, means ‘re-born’. It bears a distinct irony considering the power of naming, re-naming, un-naming, and misnaming which are all constituted in a process of birthing or rebirthing.
Ehrlich gesagt, hatte ich vor Beginn meines Dissertationsprojekts noch nie etwas von CEPIS gehört.