Matthew Evenden

Professor | Associate Vice-President Research and Innovation
phone 604 822 6407
location_on GEOG 251

Research Area

Education

York University, 2000, PhD
York University, MA
Queen’s University, BA, Honours

About

 

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.


Publications

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 Historical Geography 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

 

2017

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 [1957] (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), v-xx.

 

2016

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.

 

2015

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.

 

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.]

 

 


Matthew Evenden

Professor | Associate Vice-President Research and Innovation
phone 604 822 6407
location_on GEOG 251

York University, 2000, PhD
York University, MA
Queen’s University, BA, Honours

 

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 Historical Geography 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

 

2017

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 [1957] (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), v-xx.

 

2016

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.

 

2015

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.

 

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.]

 

 

Matthew Evenden

Professor | Associate Vice-President Research and Innovation
phone 604 822 6407
location_on GEOG 251

York University, 2000, PhD
York University, MA
Queen’s University, BA, Honours

 

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 Historical Geography 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

 

2017

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 [1957] (Toronto: University of Toronto Press), v-xx.

 

2016

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.

 

2015

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.

 

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.]