UPEI Environmental Studies Book Club to discuss energy history of PEI

Next meeting features editors of “Time and a Place: An Environmental History of Prince Edward Island”
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Thursday, January 31, 2019
Time and a Place: An Environmental History of Prince Edward Island (2016) is published by Island Studies Press

The next meeting of the UPEI Environmental Studies Book Club will focus on the energy history of Prince Edward Island. The event is Friday, February 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm in The Fox & Crow, W.A. Murphy Student Centre, on the UPEI campus. All are welcome.

The Environmental Studies Book Club’s discussions probe into past and present environmental changes on PEI, and how and why the Islanders are particularly sensitive to environmental issues and enmeshed in their landscape in a way that is unique among Canadians.

At the February meeting, the club will discuss energy transitions in PEI history, as featured in Time and a Place: An Environmental History of Prince Edward Island (2016), specifically the chapter by Kathleen Stuart: “Two centuries of energy on Prince Edward Island.” Those interested in more information about the province’s energy policies in the 1973–1990 period can also read the book by Alan MacEachern, The Institute of Man and Resources: An Environmental Fable (2003).

The club organizers are thrilled that the authors and editors of these books, Ms. Kathleen Stuart, Dr. Alan MacEachern, and Dr. Josh MacFadyen, will join the discussion. 

Time and a Place: An Environmental History of Prince Edward Island and The Institute of Man and Resources: An Environmental Fable are available at UPEI’s Robertson Library. The former is available as an e-book at library.upei.ca. The first chapter of the latter book is available on library reserves as a digital file. 

Please contact Dr. Nino Antadze at nantadze@upei.ca for more information.

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