Environmental history: introduction

by Simon Goldhill and Georgie Fitzgibbon

30 Sep 2021
Journal of the British Academy
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4 (pp. 1-4)

Abstract: The papers presented here serve as examples of intellectual, political, and social responses to climate-related phenomena and their consequences. They grapple with several key issues including the agency of nonhuman nature and environmental determinism, environmental governance, climate as a cultural construction, the history of environmental ideas and discourse, environmental narratives, and the commodification of nature.

Keywords: History, geopolitics, Anthropocene, deep time, water, Gondwanaland, Cherokees, Antarctica.

Article posted to the Journal of the British Academy, volume 9, supplementary issue 6 (Environmental History)

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