I am a co-editor of The Otter~La Loutre, the blog of the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE). The Otter provides a platform for emerging and established Canadian environmental historians and historical geographers to share their research.

I have edited seven special series for The Otter since 2015:

  • Landscapes of Science” (2015), on environmental history and the histories of science, technology, and medicine;
  • When Blue Meets Green” (2015), on environmental history and labour and working-class histories;
  • (Un)Natural Identities” (2016), on environmental history and the histories of gender and sexuality;
  • A Cold Kingdom” (2016), a “found” series on winter in Canadian history;
  • Hope and Environmental History” (2017), based on a panel I organized for the 2017 meeting of the American Society for Environmental History;
  • Rhizomes” (2017), a series of interviews with Canadian environmental historians working beyond the professoriate;
  • Canopy” (2019), a series of interviews with leading Canadian environmental historians about the field of environmental history and their journeys through it.

From 2013 to 2017, I also sat on the editorial board of Findings/Trouvailles, the blog of The Champlain Society. Findings/Trouvailles offers researchers the opportunity to explain how a fascinating object or document they have found in the archives can shed new light on Canadian history.

In 2016, with four fellow blog editors, I co-authored an article about Canadian history blogging and its influences to date upon scholarship, teaching, and service in the historical profession in Canada. You can download a copy of this article here.


Although I microblog regularly on Twitter, I don’t keep a long-form blog. I occasionally contribute to various group blogs. My recent posts include:

I have also written a number of Twitter essays, on topics as various as