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To what extend can we talk about animals as having agency in history?

To what extend can we talk about the “environment” or “nature” as having agency in history?

“Environmental history should strive not merely to put nature into history, but to put the human mind back into the world.” Discuss.

“Wilderness is a creation in US National parks.” Discuss with references to the history of the National Parks movement since the nineteenth century.

What are the strengths and weaknesses of environmental history as a way of understanding the past?

To what extent can national parks be described as sites of conflicts between different regimes of engagement with nature?

Is climate change a recent problem?

How useful is the concept of the “Anthropocene” in studying the history of human engagement with the environment?

How useful is the concept of the “Capitalocene” in studying the history of human engagement with the environment?