Claire Campbell in Copenhagen, Continued

14 12 2009

Prof. Claire Campbell

Canadian historian Claire Campbell continues to live blog from the Copenhagen climate conference:

“So initially I actually felt guilty for being at Bright Green, which is essentially an industrial trade show, because it felt – well, opportunistic. A case in point: one speaker pointed out that for the global South, sustainability is not a luxury; sustainable practices are “the path to affluence.” Great, I thought. Then he added, “And there’s a lot of money to be made there.” And I winced.”

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A Canadian Historian at the Copenhagen Conference

13 12 2009

A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court Canadian historian at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference. Claire Campbell, an associate professor of history at Dalhousie University, is part of the Nova Scotia delegation in Copenhagen. She is live blogging about her experiences at the Conference.
Her most recent blog post reads: “It’s an odd feeling to be going to my beloved Denmark more as a Nova Scotian, or a representative of Dalhousie, than as a Canadian. I really don’t know what kind of reception Canadians – not of all of whom support the federal position on the COP – will have. As the man sitting across from me in the airport just said, ‘We should be [setting] the standards of good citizenry around the world. We should be model citizens’….” Read the rest here.

Dr Campbell is one of Canada’s foremost environmental historians. Her first book, Shaped by the West Wind:  Nature and History in Georgian Bay, was published by University of British Columbia Press in 2004. She is currently working on a book about the history of Canada’s national parks. Her other publications include:  “‘To Free Itself, and Find Itself’:  Writing a History for the Prairie West,” in National Plots: Interrogation, Revision, and Re-Inscription in Canadian Historical Fiction, 1832-2005, eds. Andrea Cabajsky and Brett Josef Grubisic (Wilfrid Laurier Press, 2009); ‘It was Canadian, then, typically Canadian’:  Revisiting Wilderness at Historic Sites,” British Journal of  Canadian Studies 21:1 (2008), pp. 5-34; “Global Expectations, Local Pressures: Some Dilemmas of a World Heritage Site,” Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society 11:1 (2008), pp. 1-18; “On Fertile Ground:  Locating Historic Sites in the Landscapes of Fundy and the Foothills“, Journal of the Canadian Historical Association/Revue de la Société Historique du Canada 17 :1 (2006) pp. 235-265.