Professor
Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies
Queen’s University, BA, Honours
York University, MA
York University, 2000, PhD

 

My research lies in environmental history and water history and focuses on the history and politics of large rivers, particularly in Canada. Representative publications include Fish versus Power: An Environmental History of the Fraser River (Cambridge UP 2004), The River Returns: An Environnmental History of the Bow (MQUP 2009), co-authored with Christopher Armstrong and H.V. Nelles, and Urban Rivers (U Pitt 2012), co-edited with Stéphane Castonguay. My next book, under contract with University of Toronto Press is entitled, Allied Power: Mobilizing Hydro-Electricity during Canada’s Second World War. Current research focuses on the energy history of Canada and the history of water supply in Vancouver. A founding executive member of NiCHE, the Network in Canadian History and Environment, I also serve as Chair of Canadian Studies at UBC.

 

2015

EVENDEN, M. 2015 Allied Power: Mobilizing Hydro-Electricity during Canada’s Second World War (Toronto: University of Toronto Press)

2013

EVENDEN, M. 2013 “Introduction,” ‘Beyond the Culture of Nature: Rethinking Canadian and Environmental Studies’ Journal of Canadian Studies (Fall) 47(3), 5-15

EVENDEN, M. ed. 2013 ‘Beyond the Culture of Nature: Rethinking Canadian and Environmental Studies’ Journal of Canadian Studies (Fall) 47(3), 1-258

EVENDEN, M. 2013 ‘World War as a Factor in Energy Transitions: The Case of Canadian Hydroelectricity’ Energy Transitions in History, ed. Richard Unger. RCC Perspectives 1, 91-94

EVENDEN, M. 2013 ‘The Northern Vision of Harold Innis’ in Harold Innis and the North ed W. Buxton (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press) [This is a revised version of my JCS (1999) article of the same title.]

 

2012

CASTONGUAY, S. and EVENDEN, M. 2012 ‘Introduction’ in Urban Rivers: Remaking Rivers, Cities and Space in Europe and North America ed S. Castonguay and M. Evenden (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press) 1-13

CASTONGUAY, S. and EVENDEN, M. 2012 ‘Conclusion’ in Urban Rivers: Remaking Rivers, Cities and Space in Europe and North America ed S. Castonguay and M. Evenden (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press) 237-242

 

2011

EVENDEN, M. 2011 ‘Aluminum, Commodity Chains and the Environmental History of the Second World War’ Environmental History 16(1), 69-93

 

2010

FREAK, K., EVENDEN, M. and GOUCHER, N. 2010 ‘Looking Back: Ten Years of Water’ Water Canada (January-February), 21-24

EVENDEN, M. 2010 ‘Immersed: Landscaping the Past at Lake Minnewanka’ in Placing Memory and Remembering Place in Canada ed J. Opp and J. Walsh (Vancouver: UBC Press) 247-270

 

2009

EVENDEN, M. 2009 ‘Mobilizing Rivers: Hydro-electricity, the State and the Second World War in Canada’ Annals of the Association of American Geographers 99(5), 845-855

EVENDEN, M. 2009 ‘Environmental History and Pedagogy: Beyond History and on the Web’ Environmental History 14(4), 737-743

ARMSTRONG, C., EVENDEN, M. and NELLES, H.V. 2009 The River Returns: An Environmental History of the Bow (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press)

EVENDEN, M. and WYNN, G. 2009 ‘”54:40 or Fight”: Writing Within and Across Boundaries in North American Environmental History’ in Nature’s End: History and the Environment ed P. Warde and S. Sorlin (London: Palgrave) 215-246

EVENDEN, M.  2009 ‘Site C: Considering the Prospect of Another Dam on the Peace River,” AND “History and Inevitability’ BC Studies 161:93-95; 100-102

EVENDEN, M. 2009 ‘Mapping Cold War Canada: George Kimble’s Canadian Military Geography, 1949′ in Method and Meaning in Canadian Environmental History ed A. MacEachern and B. Turkel (Thomson Nelson) 254-270