Current Projects

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Foragers of a Modern Countryside: Honey Bees, Environmental Change, and Beekeeper Advocacy in the Great Lakes Region

An environmental history of beekeeping in an area that was once the continental heartland of beekeeping practice, communication, and scientific advancement, this book examines the effects of a multiplicity of factors, including changing agricultural practices, persistent threats to honeybee health and the emergence of new revenue sources such as pollination contracts, upon honeybees and their keepers.

A People’s History of Wildlife in British Columbia

Commissioned in 2018 by the BC Fish and Wildlife Branch, Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations (FLNRO), this project will produce a social history of wildlife and wildlife management in British Columbia from pre-colonization through to the present.

Traces of the Animal Past: Methodological Challenges in Animal History

This collection of essays emerges from a conference by the same name held at York University in November 2019. In it, historians illuminate methodological challenges in animal history through case studies from Canada, the United States, Mongolia, Europe, and South America.

Changing the Narrative: Connecting Indigenous and Settler Histories at Black Creek Pioneer Village

This collaborative project will document the interconnected human and environmental histories of Indigenous and settler peoples in northwestern York/Toronto in order to inform the development of a permanent exhibition and related programming on intersections between Indigenous and settler histories at Black Creek Pioneer Village.