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.
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
EVENDEN, M. 2019 ‘Debating water purity and expertise: the chlorination controversy in Vancouver during the Second World War’ Journal of Historical Geography 65, 85-95 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhg.2019.06.007
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. 2017. “The Aluminum Revolution,” in Simo Laakkonen, Richard P. Tucker and Timo Vuorisalo, ed. The Long Shadows: A Global Environmental History of the Second World War (Corvallis: Portland State University Press).
EVENDEN, M. 2017. “Harold Innis’ Essays in Economic History: An Introduction,” in Mary Q. Innis ed. Harold A. Innis, Essays in Canadian Economic History  (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), v-xx.
EVENDEN, M. 2016. “Transboundary Power Flows,” in Lynne Heasley and Daniel McFarlane, ed. Border Flows: A Century of the Canadian-American Water Relationship (Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2016), pp. 113-121.
EVENDEN, M and Jonathan Peyton. 2016. “Hydroelectricity,” in R.W. Sandwell, ed. Powering Up Canada: A History of Power, Fuel and Energy from 1600 (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press), pp. 251-273.
EVENDEN, M. 2015 Allied Power: Mobilizing Hydro-Electricity during Canada’s Second World War (Toronto: University of Toronto Press)
EVENDEN M. 2015. “Space, Time and Environment: The Historical Geography of Graeme Wynn,” Historical Geography 43: 175-176.
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.]