Book Review: Nature and the Iron Curtain: Environmental Policy and Social Movements in Communist and Capitalist Countries, 1945–1990. Edited by Astrid Mignon Kirchhof and J. R. McNeil. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019. viii + 312 pp. Tables, notes, and index. Cloth $40.00.
Environmental History. 2020. Vol. 25. No. 3. P. 550-552.
We now know that the Iron Curtain was not an impenetrable wall but, rather, a porous imaginary boundary through which people, ideas, and goods could travel. This volume is a fresh attempt to look across two blocs to examine variations, similarities, and connections between what we used to call East and West. As editors Astrid Mignon Kirchhof and John R. McNeill explain in the introduction, the volume aims to challenge a traditional question about the East-West divide. It focuses on the environment and its connections to politics, culture, and society.
Research target: History and Archeology
Priority areas: humanitarian
, , Boston, Leiden : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012
Given their relationship to political rhetoric, myths of the Cold War certainly matter today; the legal field is no exception. Although Cold-War studies remains a blooming field, its legal dimensions have not been sufficiently developed. Only recently have legal scholars begun to embark upon research in law and the Cold War and how this area ...
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Рецензия на кн.: C. В. Мазов. Холодная война в «сердце Африки»: СССР и конголезский кризис, 1960–1964. М.: Университет Дмитрия Пожарского, 2015. 132 с.
, Новая и новейшая история 2017 № 2 С. 203-205
Рецензия на кн.: C. В. Мазов. Холодная война в «сердце Африки»: СССР и конголезский кризис, 1960–1964. М.: Университет Дмитрия Пожарского, 2015. 132 с. ...
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, , Journal of Religion 2019 Vol. 99 No. 1 P. 1-17
This introduction article is divided into three parts that together provide an overview of concepts which guide this special issues overarching vision. First, we interrogate the idea of the “Cold War” as a discrete historical period and narrative frame for understanding religion's histories and politics. When doing this, we point to asymmetries in experiencing the ...
Added: January 24, 2019
‘A Shop Window Where You Can Choose the Goods You Like’: Finnish industrial and trade fairs in the USSR, 1950s–1960s
, Scandinavian Journal of History 2018 Vol. 43 No. 2 P. 212-232
This article examines the Finnish industrial and trade fairs held in the Soviet Union in the context of Finnish–Soviet trade and scientific–technical cooperation in the 1950s and 1960s. While primarily focused on fairs, it also discusses different activities that accompanied them, such as lectures, visits, and negotiations between Finnish traders and Soviet officials and specialists. ...
Added: October 16, 2015
Emerging Scholars in the Age of Uncertainty: Goals and Plans of ESEH Next Generation Action Team in 2018–19
, , et al., Environment and History 2018 Vol. 24 No. 4 P. 579-581
In recent years the environmental humanities have evolved in new and exciting directions, due largely to the democratisation of information and new digital communication technologies. Social media channels, smartphones and the ease of online communication have also helped to advertise the ideas of emerging scholars in the growing field of environmental history. Inspired by the ...
Added: October 3, 2018
Coastal Fisheries in the Eastern Baltic Sea (Gulf of Finland) and Its Basin from the 15 to the Early 20th Centuries
, , , Plos One 2013 Vol. 8 No. 10
The paper describes and analyzes original data, extracted from historical documents and scientific surveys, related to Russian fisheries in the southeastern part of the Gulf of Finland and its inflowing rivers during the 15- early 20th centuries. The data allow tracing key trends in fisheries development and in the abundance of major commercial species. In ...
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Vancouver : University of British Columbia Press, 2013
The idea of North is a multivalent concept. It is geographical, but more than just Arctic; it is both an imagined space and a place of harsh challenges. These challenges resonate with each other across the northern world, shaping different areas of the North in many similar ways. Distinctive northern environments are created as humans ...
Added: November 17, 2013
Environment History and Interdisciplinary Perspectives: The 8th Biennial ESEH Conference, 30 June – 3 July 2015
, Историко-биологические исследования 2015 Vol. 7 No. 4 P. 159-164
This work is an analytical overview of the 8th Biennial ESEH Conference held in Versailles between 30 June and 3 July 2015. The article tells about key presentations made at the conference, main tendencies in ecological history, and perspectives of research in this field. ...
Added: October 14, 2015
Технологии как материальные и культурные артефакты: исследовательские подходы в современной западной гуманитаристике (по материалам книжной премии Edelstein 2016–2018)
, Общество. Среда. Развитие (Terra Humana) 2019 № 4 С. 90-97
This article is a thematic overview of academic editions submitted for the Sidney Edelstein Book Prize. The prize was established by the Society for the History of Technology and is awarded to authors of outstanding works on history of science and technology, that open new research perspectives, make a considerable contribution to the research field ...
Added: October 31, 2019
, Вестник Сургутского государственного педагогического университета 2017 № 6 (51) С. 42-47
In recent years researches on resources history have been actively developing in the broader direction of environmental history. The constructivist approach helps to see natural resources as material objects that become resources only when actors interested in them prescribe certain qualities to them and relate its use to achieving one’s goals. This article considers the ...
Added: October 23, 2017
Review of The Power of the Periphery: How Norway Became an Environmental Pioneer for the World by Peder Anker
, Technology and Culture 2021 Vol. 62 No. 3 P. 941-942
Review of The Power of the Periphery: How Norway Became an Environmental Pioneer for the World by Peder Anker ...
Added: August 24, 2021
, East-West Review: Journal of the Great Britain-Russia Society 2014 Vol. 13 No. 2 P. 5-11
Mutual understanding between Russian and British historians has significantly improved since the end of the Сold war. Among other things it has improved in the sphere of African studies. ...
Added: March 18, 2015
New Delhi : Oxford University Press, 2018
The book is a product of a workshop held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August 2014. Overt the course of three days, three experts on each of the BRICS nationa explored various aspects of the dynamics of BRICS from a historical perspective and engaged in a comparative discussion. The emphasis was on the big ...
Added: February 24, 2018
Soviet Industrial Production and Waste Dispersal: A Case Study of Pulp and Paper Plants on the Karelian Isthmus, 1940s-1980s
, , Scandinavian Economic History Review 2019 Vol. 67 No. 3 P. 269-282
This article examines the industrial wastes and environmental effects of Soviet technological development through the history of the Karelian Isthmus, a border territory that had previously been Finnish. Focusing primarily on the history of two large enterprises – the Svetogorskii (former Enso) and Sovetskii (former Johannes) pulp and paper making plants, the authors illustrate the ...
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, Environment and History 2017 Vol. 23 No. 4 P. 627-630
Review of the state of the art in Russian environmental history for the rubric Notepad of the European Society for Environmental History ...
Added: February 24, 2018
Экологическая история Сибирского Севера: перспективные напрвления исследований. Материалы всероссийского научного семинара 15-16 октября 2015, г. Сургут
Сургут : РИО СурГПУ, 2015
Сборник содержит статьи участников всероссийского научного семинара Экологическая история Сибирского Севера:перспективные направления исследований, который прошел в Сургутском государственном педагогическом университете 15-16 октября 2015 г. при финансовой поддержке Российского гуманитарного научного фонда (прект № 15-11-86501). В научном семинаре приняли участие ведущие специалисты и молодые ученые, изучающие проблематику взаимодействия общества и природы в историческом прошлом, а также ...
Added: October 21, 2015
, , Johannesburg, Cape Town : Jonathan Ball Publishers SA, 2013
The book covers the history of relations between Soviet Russia and South Africa, which, for many decades, remained hidden even from those who were a part of it. It is devoted mostly to the Soviet period, although the first, introductory, chapter presents the history of relations between the two countries in the previous three hundred ...
Added: May 17, 2013
Book Review: Technology and Environment in State-Socialist Hungary: An Economic History by Viktor Pál
, Icon (London, England) 2018 Vol. 24 P. 219-222
Review of book on envrionment in socialism ...
Added: January 7, 2020
, , et al., , in : Place and Nature: Essays in Russian Environmental History. : White Horse Press, 2021. P. 1-25.
This is the introduction to the book that offers new perspectives on the environmental history of the lands that have come under Russian and Soviet rule by paying attention to ‘place’ and ‘nature’ in the intersection between humans and the environments that surround them. Through a series of carefully selected, linked case studies, the book ...
Added: October 29, 2021
, , Die Welt des Islams 2021 Vol. 62 No. 1 P. 21-52
Fazliddin Muhammadiev’s Dar on dunyo (“In the other world”), first published in Tajik in 1965 and later translated to Russian, Uzbek, and many other languages, is the only known fictionalized account of the ḥajj produced in the Soviet Union. Based on a trip made by the author in 1963, the novel provided the Soviet reader a rare glimpse ...
Added: November 2, 2020
, Новая и новейшая история 2007 № 1 С. 3-19
В статье рассматриваются отношения между Францией и странами Черной Африки после распада Французской колониальной империи. ...
Added: September 10, 2012
Who Benefits from Environmental Identity? Studying Environmental Identity and Mental Wellbeing in Russia.
, Psychology in Russia: State of the Art 2020 Vol. 13 No. 3 P. 66-78
Background. Environmental Identity (EID) is a construct that demonstrates the extent to which people perceive themselves as a part of nature, incorporated in it, and defned by it. Tis concept, despite being relatively new, has proven to be associated with various benefcial traits such as emotional calmness, vigor, reduced stress, increased attentiveness, and positive mental ...
Added: October 1, 2020
De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2019
Despite increasing scholarship on the cultural Cold War, focus has been persistently been fixed on superpowers and their actions, missing the important role played by individuals and organizations all over Europe during the Cold War years. This volume focuses on cultural diplomacy and artistic interaction between Eastern and Western Europe after 1945. It aims at providing ...
Added: September 7, 2019
«Право небогатых людей на неотравленные воздух и воду»: городское самоуправление в борьбе с промышленным загрязнением в позднеимперской России
, , , Вестник Томского государственного университета. История 2022 № 79 С. 34-43
The article deals with the activities of the urban self-government in the struggle with industrial pollution in the late Russian Empire. What mechanisms did it have at its disposal to oppose powerful industrialists and defend the interests of townspeople? Could townspeople, in turn, rely on the assistance of the city dumas to fight for their ...
Added: October 27, 2022