Adam R. Hodge earned his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska in 2013 and is now Associate Professor of History at Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio. He is author of Ecology and Ethnogenesis: An Environmental History of the Wind River Shoshones, … Continue reading From the Desk of Adam Hodge: Enriching Experiences at Wind River
Kyle Bladow is an assistant professor of Native American studies at Northland College. Jennifer Ladino is an associate professor of English at the University of Idaho. Their edited collection, Affective Ecocriticism: Emotion, Embodiment, Environment, is now available. Confronting Climate Grief After the frightening ICC … Continue reading From the Desks of Kyle Bladow and Jennifer Ladino: Confronting Climate Grief
The following is an excerpt from The Three-Minute Outdoorsman Returns by Robert M. Zink (October 2018). Zink is a conservation biologist and animal ecologist in the School of Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. He is the author of The Three‑Minute Outdoorsman: … Continue reading Excerpt: The Three-Minute Outdoorsman Returns
Char Miller is the W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College and author of several books, including Not So Golden State: Sustainability vs. the California Dream. Perceiving Past and Present How do historians perceive the past? For John … Continue reading From the Desk of Char Miller: Perceiving Past and Present
Mark Spitzer loves fish and he loves to fish. As a nationally known author (Seasons of the Gar, Return of the Gar), writing about fish and their issues is what he does best. In this blog series, Spitzer shares his experiences … Continue reading Where in the West is Mark Spitzer?
The Great Plains Symposium begins tomorrow in Kearney, Nebraska. The Center for Great Plains Studies hosts this conference featuring sessions for business leaders, ranchers, and community partners as well as wider discussions about how to preserve the stunning bounty of Great … Continue reading Great Plains Symposium
The following is an excerpt from Flock Together: A Love Affair with Extinct Birds by B. J. Hollars (Nebraska, 2017). Hollars is an assistant professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. From Chapter 8: The Christmas Count On … Continue reading Excerpt: The Christmas Count
The following contribution comes from Robert Woods Sayre, author of Modernity and Its Other: The Encounter with North American Indians in the Eighteenth Century (December 2017). Sayre is a professor emeritus of English and American literature and civilization at the University of … Continue reading From the Desk of Robert Woods Sayre: Indigenous Peoples and the Ecological Crisis
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, ratings, and more! Today we’re saying Happy First Birthday to Stories from Afield: Adventures with Wild Things in Wild Places by Bruce Smith (Bison Books, 2016). Bruce L. Smith retired from the U.S. … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to Stories from Afield!
Looking forward to clearing out the garden and potting flowers? We have a few books that can help. Wildflowers of the Western Plains Zoe Merriman Kirkpatrick “Dreamers, as well as those living in or trekking through the western Great … Continue reading Reading List: Hello, Spring