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First Name
Heather
Last Name
Green
Affiliation
McMaster University
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Keywords
environmental history; canadian history; northern history; mining history; indigenous history; sport history; beer history
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About Me

I am an environmental historian from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia primarily examining histories of resource development in Northern Canada. I am a postdoctoral fellow at the Wilson Institute in Canadian History at McMaster University where I am studying the rise of sport hunting as tourism in the Yukon from 1920-1950.

My PhD dissertation, “The Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and the Great Upheaval: Mining, Colonialism, and Environmental Change in the Klondike, 1890-1940,” from the University of Alberta (2018) focuses on environmental and indigenous histories of gold mining in the Yukon from 1890 to 1940. I have an MA from Memorial University in Newfoundland (2012) in which I studied abandoned mine sites in the Arctic, and a BA (Hons) from Cape Breton University (2011). I have also worked on projects related to gender and health in Western Canada.

I am currently working on two collaborative projects – one with Dr. Liza Piper on an examination of environmental policy in the coal industry in southern Alberta from mid-1940, and the second on a history of place, identity, and brewing in the Klondike with Matthew Papai.

Recent Publications

Piper, L. and H. Green. “A Province Powered by Coal: The Renaissance of Coal Mining in Late-Twentieth Century Alberta.” Canadian Historical Review 98, 3 (Sept 2017): 532-567.

Green, H. “The Rise of Motherhood: Maternal Feminism and Health in the Rural Prairie Provinces, 1900-1930.” Past Imperfect 20 (2017).

Green, H. “There is no memory of it here”: Closure and Memoryof the Polaris Mine in Resolute Bay, 1973-2012.” Mining and Communities in Northern Canada: History, Politics and Memory. Eds. J. Sandlos and A. Keeling Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2015. 294-314.

Green, H. “State, Company and Community Relations at the Polaris Mine (Nunavut) /L’État, l’enterprise, et la communauté relations à la mine Polaris (Nunavut).” Études/Inuit/Studies 37,2 (Dec. 2013): Industrial development and mining impacts. 37-57.

Media Coverage
Country Focus
Canada
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Colonialism, Environment, Indigenous Peoples, Local & Regional, Technology