Publications

May 2, 2022
Sea and Land: An Environmental History of the Caribbean Philip J. Morgan, John R. McNeill, Matthew Mulcahy, and Stuart B. Schwartz Oxford University Press, 2022 Sea and Land ...
March 11, 2022
A group of four students and faculty affiliated with the Environmental Humanities program have published an article on the global bushmeat trade in relation to public health...
February 23, 2022
This book asks an age-old question about the relationship between human consciousness and the environment: How do we think about our own thoughts and actions? How can we...
February 7, 2022
Kristy M. Ferraro, a PhD candidate at Yale School of the environment and graduate student in the Environmental Humanities Certificate Program, has co-authored two recent...
December 10, 2021
In African Ecomedia, Cajetan Iheka examines the ecological footprint of media in Africa alongside the representation of environmental issues in visual culture. Iheka shows...
November 9, 2021
Climate change over the past thousands of years is undeniable, but debate has arisen about its impact on past human societies.  This book explores the link between climate...
Public Citizens Cover
August 10, 2021
In the 1960s and 1970s, an insurgent attack on traditional liberalism took shape in America. It was built on new ideals of citizen advocacy and the public interest....
July 13, 2021
Mark E. Frank, ”Frontier atmosphere: observation and regret at Chinese weather stations in Tibet, 1939–1949”, The British Journal for the History of Science 54:3 (September...
March 3, 2020
Billionaire Wilderness takes you inside the exclusive world of the ultra-wealthy, showing how today’s richest people are using the natural environment to solve the...
December 3, 2019
In just three decades at the end of the nineteenth century, the heart of Africa was utterly transformed. Virtually closed to outsiders for centuries, by the early 1900s the...
November 13, 2019
Paper Abstract: Northern Iraq was the political and economic center of the Neo-Assyrian Empire (c. 912 to 609 BCE)—the largest and most powerful empire of its time. After...
November 11, 2018
If sexology—the science of sex—came into being sometime in the nineteenth century, then how did statesmen, scientists, and everyday people make meaning out of sex before that...
September 18, 2018
Stunning satellite images of one hundred cities show our urbanizing planet in a new light to reveal the fragile relationship between humanity and Earth   Seeing cities around...
September 7, 2018
How do poems and novels create a sense of mind? What does literary criticism say in conversation with other disciplines that addresses problems of consciousness? In Paper...
Deborah Coen, "Climate in Motion," Book Cover
July 16, 2018
Today, predicting the impact of human activities on the earth’s climate hinges on tracking interactions among phenomena of radically different dimensions, from the molecular...
July 16, 2018
            Among the many environmental hazards that challenged European efforts to colonize the early modern Caribbean were insect infestations of one kind or another....
July 15, 2018
This article by Yale doctoral student Yuan J. Chen examines the creation, preservation, and destruction of the defensive forest that the Northern Song built in Hebei...
April 17, 2018
Landscape art in the early 19th century was guided by two rival concepts: the picturesque, which emphasized touristic pleasures and visual delight, and the sublime, an...