The journal Environmental History is introducing an annual section entitled “Innovative Sources for Environmental Historians,” which will explore the use of evidence beyond the realm of traditional archival and field work.
Environmental historians have long bemoaned the disconnect between the methods of historical inquiry and the tools of scientific research. Environmental History seeks to bridge that gap by introducing environmental historians to the variety of data-gathering tools now being used in other fields.
Environmental History seeks scholars who have used innovative research tools and unusual evidence-gathering methods in their own research. Contributors will be asked to submit a 1000-word piece on the sources they have used, the accessibility of these sources, and their possible applicability to the field of environmental history.
If interested, please contact: Linda Ivey, [email protected]