Studying Environmental History in the Ottoman Empire

Camille Cole (History) published an article this fall in the Journal of Social History titled “Precarious Empires: A Social and Environmental History of Steam Navigation on the Tigris.” (http://jsh.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2016/04/19/jsh.shw011.abstract (link is external))

Throughout most of the nineteenth century, steamships were the main tool of British informal imperialism in what is now southern Iraq,” she says. “Despite that centrality, steam shipping on the Tigris was primarily characterized by environmental and political precariousness.”

http://gsas.yale.edu/news/studying-environmental-history-ottoman-empire