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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 433–453.
Published: 01 November 2017
... “intelligence,” “technology,” and “civilization”? What makes them possible, and how do they evolve? The present examination aims to arrive at a more well-founded search for extraterrestrial intelligence that takes into account current research within cognitive science, the history of technology, and the history...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 359–377.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Leah V. Aronowsky Abstract This article uses the history of an unrealized technology to rethink conventional accounts of American spaceflight that cast the space cabin as the ultimate expression of human’s capacity to technologically master their environments. Drawing on archival and published...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 261–276.
Published: 01 May 2014
... (the Bible) to the development of new relations and technologies of production (the heavy iron plow) in response to particular environmental conditions (the clay soils of Northern Europe), White's analysis opens up one possible meeting place for environmental history and ecocriticism. 27 While...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2012) 1 (1): 69–84.
Published: 01 May 2012
..., Sverker Sörlin and Paul Warde. I also acknowledge strategic discussions with my colleagues in the Ely Institute and in the Environmental Humanities Laboratory, Division of History of Science and Technology, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. I am grateful to Peter Coates for the invitation to the...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 79–99.
Published: 01 May 2013
... . “ Energizing Technology: Expectations of Fuel Cells and the Hydrogen Economy, 1990–2005 .” History and Technology (in press) Hultman Martin , and Yaras Ali . “ The Socio-Technological History of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells in Sweden 1978–2005: Mapping the Innovation Trajectory .” International...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 72–100.
Published: 01 May 2019
... science. 52 She yoked Hindu epistemologies to atomic science and embraced “enigmatic and mystical explanations of the nature of matter.” 53 Considering this small aspect of the Talya System’s intellectual hydrological history, the Amish Anthropocene’s sacred timeline and technological solutions are...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2019) 11 (1): 52–71.
Published: 01 May 2019
... could be applied to any people in Africa. Saro-Wiwa’s own writing in English about the Ogoni’s history of marginalization played a crucial role in establishing the legibility of indigenous identities in the Niger Delta, as Susan Comfort and others have noted. 35 Second, we need not assume that...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 40–62.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Erika Amethyst Szymanski Abstract Humans and yeast have a long history of productive collaboration in making a global array of fermented foodstuffs including wine, bread, and beer. Synthetic biology is now changing the shape of human-yeast work. The Sc2.0, or “synthetic yeast,” project aims to...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 57–77.
Published: 01 May 2013
... on the natural history of the oceans, which helped establish her as a talented and trustworthy translator of scientific concepts into literary prose. This essay builds upon that idea, showing how Carson's The Sea Around Us (1951) and The Edge of the Sea (1955) not only shaped public understandings of...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 4 (1): 95–112.
Published: 01 May 2014
... a place where history of technology, the environmental humanities, and the digital humanities can and should work with each other. Rich and deep digital media can enable new forms of storytelling and presentation that we can't afford to ignore. The author wishes to thank the anonymous...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 147–167.
Published: 01 May 2013
... history? Our response follows two main lines of thought. The first relates to the concept of the ‘Anthropocene’ and the possibilities that it offers historians to reconsider their subject in the light of what earth science is saying about earth history and our particularly recent role in its shaping. From...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2018) 10 (1): 310–329.
Published: 01 May 2018
... present technology could protect future generations from leaks, accidents, and penetration of the repository for even one century given our experience of global nuclear accidents in that length of time alone. 4 Furthermore, there could be no inductive grounds for assuming that far future generations...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 2 (1): 117–146.
Published: 01 May 2013
...: African American history and an intellectual history of radical politics. Following these threads has led me beyond the disciplinary confines of history and into larger debates about the cultural politics of wilderness. In this article I argue that the critical wilderness paradigm currently reigning both...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 1–11.
Published: 01 May 2014
... protagonist, in full possession of his faculties, the not-recording camera does not blast open the continuum of history. Time-lapse is not the same as other technologies that rule today's nature imagery market (the HD technologies used to make the “Planet Earth” series, for instance), precisely because it...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2013) 3 (1): 129–147.
Published: 01 May 2013
... givens, and consequently projected as constitutive of future reality. In brief, here is what we know: population, affluence, and technology are going to keep expanding—the first until it stabilizes of its own accord, the second until “all ships are raised,” and the third forevermore—because history's...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 101–123.
Published: 01 May 2014
... succeed. 41 This is also why geoengineering's proponents do not have to outline the advantages of actual grand-scale deployment, but can restrict themselves to making a case for intensified research into the potential of these technologies, although history indicates that research and deployment are...
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Environmental Humanities (1 May 2014) 5 (1): 217–232.
Published: 01 May 2014
..., delving into its history, its epistemological preconditions, and its representational capacity. In this essay, I suggest a connection between this attraction to a supposedly outdated medium and the representational challenges raised by the model of the Anthropocene. A first example offers Sebastião...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 309–324.
Published: 01 November 2017
... scholarship in the history and philosophy of science and science and technology studies. In a study that shows how the digitally processed images taken by the Hubble Space Telescope are used in pursuit of an “astronomical sublime,” Elizabeth A. Kessler has shown that telescope pictures never quite render...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 204–229.
Published: 01 November 2017
...,” we contrast the discourses of agribusiness, mediated by satellite technology from above, with views from below, where other senses join sight, focusing on the struggle for survival of fumigated humans and weeds. In our story, while RR-soy has become a “bright object” of Argentinean agriculture...
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Environmental Humanities (1 November 2017) 9 (2): 181–203.
Published: 01 November 2017
... temporalities of the global environment. We suggest that ice core discourses have constituted and advanced specific textures and sensibilities of time in relation to Earth’s past, the history of humans as both species and civilization, and certain apocalyptic and determined futures. While the evidence from ice...