NiCHE: Network in Canadian History & Environment

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NiCHE. Homepage.

NiCHE: Network in Canadian History and Environment (website). http://niche-canada.org.  

Network in Canadian History and Environment/Nouvelle initiative canadienne en histoire de l’environnement (NiCHE) is a Canadian-based confederation of researchers and educators who study nature and humans in Canada’s past. It offers a forum for the field, supports collaboration among scholars, and ensures that associated research is shared with policymakers, scientists, and the Canadian public. NiCHE was founded in fall 2004 by a small team of scholars. In 2007, NiCHE was awarded a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Strategic Knowledge Clusters grant which provided the network with stable funding through 2015. NiCHE receives support through the SSHRC Strategic Knowledge Clusters program. Most of our more than 400 members are Canadian, but we have many members from around the world. Most are students or scholars in some fashion, but others are government employees, environmental activists, and members of the general public. Membership is free. (Text from NiCHE)

NiCHE hosts the blog The Otter/La Loutre, which allows users to contribute news and blog posts pertaining to environmental history and historical geography. The Projects page features thematic projects as well as related networks and annual member initiatives. The site also has information on past and future events, media such as podcasts and “#EnvHist Worth Reading videos,” resources and publications. An exciting initiative is the Digital Tools page, which brings together NiCHE projects such as The Geospatial Historian and Programming Historian 2, and other advanced digital tools, from databases and geographic information systems, to text mining and web scraping.