Welcome to ASEH
The American Society for Environmental History encourages scholarship on the interactions between humans and the natural world (or among humans and non-humans) through time. Membership of the Society is markedly interdisciplinary and international, and the work of ASEH members ranges across the ages, from crucial concerns of the present to the farthest reaches of human time.
Lucas Bessire’s Running Out: In Search of Water on the High Plains is the 2022 winner of the George Perkins Marsh Prize for best book in environmental history. In a frequently moving account of individual and collective responsibility and irresponsibility amidst global ecological transformation, Bessire’s book explores the ongoing depletion of the North American Ogllala Aquifer through an intersection of natural history, agricultural and institutional history, ethnography, and personal essay.
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