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  • 29 Sep 2020
    Peder Anker

    Cabin Lockout

    When COVID19 hit Norway people were given strict cabin lockout. The government-imposed quarantine meant not only enforcing staying home orders, closing schools, and promoting social distancing in other ways. More severely, Norwegians were prohibited by law to travel to what is, in effect, the very core of their self-fashioning: their cabins. It was the equivalent […]

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  • 14 May 2020
    M. D. Usher

    Classics and Crisis

    In the preamble to his History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides declares that the twenty-year conflict between Athens and Sparta was a war like no other, an object lesson for humanity involving what for him was the whole known world. His purpose in writing was to discover by careful research the truth about events in […]

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  • 29 Oct 2018
    Michael H. Fisher

    An Environmental History of India

    The current global environmental crisis increasingly affects us all.  Efforts to mitigate and adapt ourselves to its effects must vitally engage all nations and all people. Yet, the pressing and immediate features of our time have deep roots in the long history of human interactions with the world around us, both animate and inanimate.  Further, […]

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  • 4 Jul 2014
    John L. Brooke

    Cause and Direction in Global Environmental History

    John L. Brooke, the author of Climate Change and the Course of Global History, explores the currents that shape our civilizations and how we have become a part of our own global environmental history.

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