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Kornelis Jan W. Oosthoek <email@example.com>
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
My research interests cover a wide range of topics within this field, including landscape history, past land management and conservation, woodland history, and the historical geography of forestry and land use. More broadly, I am also interested in the impact of environmental change on past human societies and how people have responded to these changes.
At present I am based a the University of Newcastle where I teach environmental history.
|Secondary Phone:||+44 (0)191 222 5240|
|List Affiliations:||Former List Editor for H-Environment
|Interests:||Environmental History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
2003-present: Research associate, School of Historical Studies, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
2002-2003: Research Fellow, Institute for the History of Science, Georg-August University, Goettingen, Germany.
1997- 2001: Ph.D., History, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK.
1993-1996: M.A., History, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
1989-1993: B.A. education (history/geography), College for Higher Education 'Hogeschool Holland', Diemen/Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
2003-2004: environmental history, historiography.
2003: Guest lectures at the division of Geography, University of Northumbria, Newcastle.
1999 - 2001: Teaching Assistant, Introductory course in Environmental History, University of Stirling (Spring Semester).
Current Professional Membership:
Board Member (Secretary) European Society for Environmental History
American Society for Environmental History
Forest History Society
Oosthoek, K.J.W., 'The Logic of British Forest Policy, 1919-1970', In: Transitions Towards a Sustainable Europe. Ecology - Economy - Policy. Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial Conference of the European Society for Ecological Economics (Vienna, 2000).
Oosthoek, K.J.W., & Roepers, M., 'Beeldvorming van de vos door de eeuwen heen', in: Thoen, Erik et al (eds.), Jaarboek voor Ecologische Geschiedenis 1999, Vol. 2 (Gent, 2001) (The fox’s Reputation Through the Ages. Article published in the Flemish/Dutch Yearbook for Environmental History).
Oosthoek, K.J.W., 'The stench of prosperity. Water pollution in the Northern Netherlands, 1850-1980', in: Massard-Guilbaud, Geneviève & Bernhardt, Christophe (eds.), The Modern Demon. Pollution in Urban and Industrial European Societies (Clermont-Ferrand, 2002).
Jan Oosthoek, Issues in European Woodland History, in: John Dargavel & Brenda Libbis (eds.), Australia’s Ever-changing Forests V: Proceedings of the Fifth National Conference on Australian Forest History (Canberra, 2002), pp. 28-38.