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Edge EffectsEdge Effects features interviews with path-breaking thinkers inside the academy, and beyond, about cultural and environmental change across the full sweep of human history.

We believe edges are good places for looking in many directions to scrutinize and try to understand the world around us.

Edge Effects is produced by graduate students at the Center for Culture, History, and Environment (CHE), a research center within the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Broadcast under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

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Edge Effects Show Archive:

The Animals’ Guide to History: A Conversation with Stephanie Rutherford and Shari Wilcox

Tuesday 7th August 2018

Two geographers, co-editors of the new volume Historical Animal Geographies, discuss how the animals around us shape our histories, our environments, and the stories we tell about the world. The post The Animals’ Guide to History: A Conversation with Stephanie Rutherford and Shari Wilcox appeared first on Edge Effects.


Woke Environmentalism

Tuesday 31st July 2018

Environmental justice is the future of environmental activism. A new documentary reader edited by Christopher Wells chronicles the birth of the environmental justice movement. The post Woke Environmentalism appeared first on Edge Effects.


Gardening in Outer Space: A Conversation with Simon Gilroy

Tuesday 24th July 2018

Astronauts love growing plants in space, and it turns out there are benefits for us on Earth. Botanist Simon Gilroy discusses his experiments growing cotton in zero gravity. The post Gardening in Outer Space: A Conversation with Simon Gilroy appeared first on Edge Effects.


The Science of Seasons on an Out-of-Sync Planet

Tuesday 17th July 2018

Phenology, tracking the comings and goings of species each season, provides insight into the disruptions caused by human-induced climate change. The post The Science of Seasons on an Out-of-Sync Planet appeared first on Edge Effects.


The Water’s Not Fine: A Conversation with Anna Clark

Tuesday 10th July 2018

The Flint water crisis is not over. Anna Clark’s new book tells the history of how we got here and how lead is here to stay. The post The Water’s Not Fine: A Conversation with Anna Clark appeared first on Edge Effects.


Birds on the Brain in the Ancient World

Tuesday 3rd July 2018

In ancient Greece and Rome, birds filled more than the skies. Jeremy Mynott’s new book explores birds in ancient imaginations and the science, pastimes, art, and literature they inspired. The post Birds on the Brain in the Ancient World appeared first on Edge Effects.


What Canned Food Stands For: A Conversation with Anna Zeide

Tuesday 26th June 2018

A historian implicates the canning industry in the rise of the industrial food system and our current public health crisis. And yet, she says, maligning canned food is not the answer. The post What Canned Food Stands For: A Conversation with Anna Zeide appeared first on Edge Effects.


Queer Camping, Then and Now

Tuesday 19th June 2018

A cultural anthropologist explores how queer camping subverts masculine camping culture and supports new queer identities and communities in the outdoors. The post Queer Camping, Then and Now appeared first on Edge Effects.


In Search of a Democratic Agrarian Tradition: A Conversation with Pete Daniel and Jess Gilbert

Tuesday 12th June 2018

What is the relationship between American agriculture and democracy? In this lively interview, Jess Gilbert and Pete Daniel get to the root of their disagreement over the role of the state and debate what effects the writing of agricultural history has on policy making. The post In Search of a Democratic Agrarian Tradition: A Conversation with Pete Daniel and Jess Gilbert appeared first on Edge Effects.


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