Telling Environmental Histories

Intersections of Memory, Narrative and Environment

  • Katie Holmes
  • Heather Goodall

Part of the Palgrave Studies in World Environmental History book series (PSWEH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Katie Holmes, Heather Goodall
    Pages 1-27
  3. Rivers

  4. De/Industrialisation

  5. Living with Environmental Change

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 319-326

About this book


This collection explores the intersections of oral history and environmental history. Oral history offers environmental historians the opportunity to understand the ways people’s perceptions, experiences and beliefs about environments change over time. In turn, the insights of environmental history challenge oral historians to think more critically about the ways an active, more-than-human world shapes experiences and people. The integration of these approaches enables us to more fully and critically understand the ways cultural and individual memory and experience shapes human interactions with the more-than-human world, just as it enables us to identify the ways human memory, identity and experience is moulded by the landscapes and environments in which people live and labour. It includes contributions from Australia, India, the UK, Canada and the USA.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Katie Holmes
    • 1
  • Heather Goodall
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Archaeology and HistoryLa Trobe UniversityBundooraAustralia
  2. 2.School of CommunicationsUniversity of Technology SydneyBroadwayAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-63771-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-63772-3
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