"Preparing for Catastrophe on the Polar Frontier: An Antarctic Field Training Manual"

In this Special Section on Familiarizing the Extraterrestrial / Making Our Planet Alien, edited by Istvan Praet and Juan Francisco Salazar, Jessica O’Reilly compares the paramilitary practicalities of Antarctic research station and field camp life with the visions of the Antarctic as a place of sublime wild nature, violent death, and climate disaster.


Timothy Hodgetts’s article for the Living Lexicon for the Environmental Humanities explores connectivity as a placeholder that seeks to capture multiple forms of multispecies mobility, using the eastern gray squirrel in English landscapes as an example.

"The Anthropocene and the Environmental Humanities: Extending the Conversation"

In the special section “Provocations,” Noel Castree reviews the growing stream of publications authored by humanists about the Holocene’s proclaimed end. He argues that these publications evidence environmental humanists as playing two roles with respect to the geoscientific claims they are reacting to: the roles of “inventor-discloser” or “deconstructor-critic.”

Future Remains: A Cabinet of Curiosities for the Anthropocene

Marco Armiero, Robert S. Emmett, and Gregg Mitman have assembled a cabinet of curiosities for the Anthropocene, bringing together a mix of lively essays, creatively chosen objects, and stunning photographs by acclaimed photographer Tim Flach. Future Remains gathers fifteen objects which resemble more the tarots of a fortuneteller than the archaeological finds of an expedition—they speak of planetary futures.

The Ecology of Home

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This essay examines environmental thought in China and the West to propose an “ecological history” that offers new ways to think about the human/nature relationship.