Professor
Associate Vice-President Research and Innovation
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 Allied Power: Mobilizing Hydro-Electricity during Canada’s Second World War (Toronto UP 2015). Recent work focuses on the environmental history of hydro-electricity during the Second World War and the politics of pure water in Vancouver.

2020

COHN, J., EVENDEN, M. and LANDRY, M. 2020 ‘Water powers: the Second World War and the mobilization of hydroelectricity in Canada, the United States, and Germany’ Journal of Global History 15(1), 123-147 https://doi.org/10.1017/S1740022819000366

 

2019

EVENDEN, M. 2019 ‘Debating water purity and expertise: the chlorination controversy in Vancouver during the Second World War’ Journal of Global History 65, 85-95 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhg.2019.06.007

 

2018

EVENDEN, M. 2018 ‘Beyond the Organic Machine? New Approaches in River Historiography’ Environmental History 23(4), 698-720  doi: 10.1093/envhis/emy054

 

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.]