What does it mean to be a historian on a planet on fire?
What does it mean to study the human past when the human future is in dire peril?
This series does not claim to answer these questions, questions that will be worked out by all of us, in collective dialogue and debate, over the decades to come.
Instead, we have more modest aims, but ones that we nonetheless hope will encourage scholars of the past – in whatever discipline they find themselves – to think in new ways about how the work of historians might speak to the totalizing crisis at whose precipice humanity now stands.
For this ten-part series, we asked a wide-ranging and interdisciplinary roster of contributors to respond to the following animating questions: how should we historians and academics respond to the climate crisis? And how are we already doing so, in our research and our teaching?
Read the series
- Series introduction
- Climate History, the History of Science, and the Climate Crisis
- The Climate Crisis and the Canadian Classroom
- Environmental Racism and the Climate Emergency: An Interview with Ingrid Waldron
- Alarming! The Rhetoric of Warning
- Land Back, Indigenous Futurisms, and the Climate Crisis: An Interview with Molly Swain
- Climate at the Speed of Weather
- Climate Resilience, Past and Present: Rural Communities and Food Systems
- Teaching the Climate Emergency in World History
- A Precautionary History?
- E.P. Thompson’s The Making of the English Working Class, Industrial Capitalism, and the Climate Emergency
- The Forgotten History of Cyclone Science: Lessons for the Climate Crisis