Energy & Natural Resource histories
Mining, clearing, and reclaiming the Rocky Mountains and foothills.
This project is funded by a SSHRC Insight Grant and examines the post-Second World War histories of mining, forestry, and land reclamation in Canada’s Rocky Mountains and adjacent foothills. This project employs innovative field and digital methodologies including repeat photography, to study the history of industrial resource development across a mountain chain known globally for its parks and protected areas, natural beauty, and ecological significance. This research will make significant contributions to interconnected international literatures in environmental and energy histories.
Recent publications and podcasts arising from this project include:
Images courtesy of Mountain Legacy Project and Mary Sanseverino, 2018.