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.
EVENDEN, M. 2018 ‘Beyond the Organic Machine? New Approaches in River Historiography’ Environmental History 23(4), 698-720 doi: 10.1093/envhis/emy054
EVENDEN, M. 2015 Allied Power: Mobilizing Hydro-Electricity during Canada’s Second World War (Toronto: University of Toronto Press)
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.]