Journal for the History of Environment and Society (JHES) Special Issue on COVID-19

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Journal for the History of Environment and Society Vol. 5 – 2020
COVID-19 and Environmental History

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Table of Contents

At the Edge of Resilience. Making Sense of COVID-19 from the Perspective of Environmental History
Tim Soens, Raf De Bont & Maïka De Keyzer

Section 1 - COVID-19: A Crisis for our Time

COVID-19, Climate, and White Supremacy. Multiple Crises or One?
Eleonora Rohland

Undoing the Discipline. History in the Time of Climate Crisis and COVID-19
Amanda Power, Iva Peša & Eiko Honda

Section 2 - Defining Pandemics

Cholera, Corona and Trust in Numbers
Joris Vandendriessche

“Just the Flu” in 1323? The Case study of a Highly Contagious Epidemic with Low Mortality and Its Possible Origins in Late Medieval Europe
Martin Bauch

Section 3 - Pathogens on the Move

Malignant Microbes. Using Environmental History to Connect the Fields of Plant and Human Epidemiology
Matthew Plishka

Politics of Movement. Exploring Passage Points in Responses to COVID-19 and the Plague in the Fifteenth-Century Netherlands
Janna Coomans & Claire Weeda

The “Normative Forces” of Difference. Ecology, Economy and Society during Cattle Plagues in the Eighteenth Century
Dominik Hünniger

Section 4 - Biopolitics and the (Im)possibilities of Control

It’s the Entanglements, Stupid
Frank Uekötter

The Human Body Must Be Defended. A Foucauldian and Latourian Take on COVID-19
Bert De Munck

Leviathan in Crisis
Franz Mauelshagen

What Could Carbofascism Look Like? A Historical Perspective on Reactionary Politics in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Antoine Acker

Section 5 - Material Entanglements

Viruses, Practices and Perception
Sebastian Haumann

Invisible Inequalities. Persistent Health Threats in the Urban Built Environment
Kara Murphy Schlichting & Melanie A. Kiechle

Urban Porosity and Material Contamination. From Cholera to COVID-19 in Copenhagen
Mikkel Thelle & Mikkel Bille

Keep Focusing on the Air. COVID-19 and the Historical Value of an Atmospheric Sensibility
Robert-Jan Wille

Section 6 - The Virus as Catalyst of Change

Pandemics and Asymmetric Shocks. Evidence from the History of Plague in Europe and the Mediterranean
Guido Alfani

A Modern Rendition of a Pre-modern Scenario. Imperfect Institutions and Obscured Vulnerabilities
Bram Hilkens, Bram van Besouw & Daniel R. Curtis

Environmentalism after the Pandemic
Elliot Honeybun-Arnolda & Tim O’Riordan

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