International Review of Environmental History takes an interdisciplinary and global approach to environmental history. It publishes on all thematic and geographical topics of environmental history, but especially encourages articles with perspectives focussed on or developed from the southern hemisphere and the ‘global south’. This includes but is not limited to Australasia, East and South East Asia, Africa and South America.

The first issue is online at ANU ePress!

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International Review of Environmental History’s editorial board includes historians, scientists, and geographers who work on environmental history and the related disciplines of garden history and landscape studies. This methodological breadth distinguishes International Review of Environmental History from other environmental history journals, as does its attempt to draw together cognate research areas in garden history and landscape studies.

The journal’s goal is to be read across disciplines, not just within history. We encourage scholars to think big and to tackle the challenges of writing environmental histories across different methodologies, nations, and timescales. We embrace interdisciplinary, comparative, and transnational methods, while still recognising the importance of locality in understanding these global processes.

Our open-access policy means that articles will be available free to scholars around the world, ensuring high citation rates and impact in and beyond the field of history.

International Review of Environmental History is happy to consider future special issues focussing on themes drawn from conferences or collaborations.

Journal website: ANU ePress


James Beattie, History, University of Waikato & Research Associate, Centre for Environmental History, The Australian National University

Associate Editor:

Brett M. Bennett, University of Western Sydney


Editorial Board

  • Maohong Bao 包茂宏, Peking University
  • Greg Barton, University of Western Sydney
  • Tom Brooking, University of Otago
  • Nicholas Brown, The Australian National University
  • Matthew Chew, Arizona State University
  • Gregory T. Cushman, University of Kansas
  • Vinita Damodaran, University of Sussex
  • Rohan D’Souza, Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Sonja Duempelmann, Harvard University
  • Jim Fleming, Colby College
  • Guorong Gao 高国荣, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences
  • Andrea Gaynor, University of Western Australia
  • Tom Griffiths, The Australian National University
  • Eugenia Herbert, Mount Holyoke College
  • Peter Holland, University of Otago
  • Katie Holmes, La Trobe University
  • Adrian Howkins, Colorado State University
  • Tom Isern, North Dakota State University
  • Nancy Jacobs, Brown University
  • Ryan Tucker Jones, University of Auckland
  • Peter Lavelle, Temple University
  • Joseph Lawson, Newcastle University
  • Robert B. Marks, Whittier College
  • Edward Melillo, Amherst College
  • Ruth Morgan, Monash University
  • Micah Muscolino, Oxford University
  • Emily O’Gorman, Macquarie University
  • Hiroki Oikawa 及川敬貴, Yokohama National University
  • José Pádua, Federal University of Rio
  • Eric Pawson, University of Canterbury
  • Ulrike Plath, University of Tallinn
  • Simon Pooley, Imperial College London
  • Libby Robin, The Australian National University
  • Harriet Ritvo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Fei Sheng 费晟, Sun Yat-Sen University
  • Lance van Sittert, University of Cape Town
  • Paul Star, University of Waikato
  • Sandra Swart, Stellenbosch University
  • Beth Tobin, University of Georgia
  • Mei Xueqin 梅雪芹, Tsinghua University


Submission Details

Please send article submissions or abstracts to the Editor, Dr. James Beattie, History, University of Waikato, Private Bag 3105, Hamilton 3240, New Zealand. Email:

Abstracts should be no more than 200 words, and include a list of keywords. Articles should be in the range 5,000 to 8,000 words (including footnotes), although longer submissions may be considered after consultation with the editor.

Style and referencing: please use footnotes in Chicago Style, follow British spelling, and use single quotation marks only. More details on Chicago Style.


International Review of Environmental History is published with the support of the Centre for Environmental History, The Australian National University. It is also supported by the Historical Research Unit;Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences; and the Environmental Research Institute, University of Waikato, New Zealand.