Usaré este espacio para recoger algunas reflexiones personales sobre la práctica decolonial y participativa de la Historia Ambiental – así como mi pertenencia disciplinar.
Much of what we consider to be early radical first wave feminist work does not go beyond written texts. Hoping to disrupt this trend, I contend, however, that there is a different, much dirtier text, being written upon by those women who would never be given access to paper and pen. They would write their legacies in the ground.
Practices of domesticity and the spaces of homes must be included in our conversations of place and environment.
In memory of the pre-pandemic world, when historians were still able to conduct archival research, I created a checklist based on my own experience.
Many poor Black people lived, worked, and died to bring about modern industries such as oil in Brazil. Mr. João de Deus’ life story hopefully sheds light on these experiences.
“Don’t travel at night, don’t travel by car, and don’t travel out of the city,” the warning of the Department of State repeated over and over in my head as we zipped along the small highway in darkness.
Howkins, who is a historian of Antarctica, writes of the sense of legitimacy that seems to settle on historians after they visit the places they study, especially if the places they study are little-visited by outsiders in general.
To put it most basically: how can you come to real conclusions regarding time in a place that for many months of the year, there is no day or there is no night?