Tag: Fire

Fuel Maps: Digitizing Grass and Sensing Fire in Brazil

colinhoag , December 21st, 2021


Guilherme M. Fagundes, Princeton University § Part and parcel of the technological repertoire in wildland fire management, fuel maps invite us to reflect on the everyday life of…


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Nestucca Accounts of the Great Fire of 1845 and First Encounters with White Men

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , November 11th, 2021


There are numerous oral histories from tribal people in Oregon about catastrophic events, fires, volcanic eruptions, floods, tsunamis. Many of these stories are fantastically imagined and are likely…


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Burning over the Columbia Bayou

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , September 27th, 2021


The area of the south bank of the Columbia between the Sandy and Willamette Rivers is of particular interest to the tribes who once lived there. Historically, there…


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After Halting Native Burning, Came Grasshoppers

Ethnohistory Research, LLC | David G. Lewis, PhD , August 23rd, 2021


Barely ten years following the stopping of tribes setting fires in the Willamette and Umpqua valleys, signs of the change visited the settlers. Settlers were visited with scourges…


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A moral politics of blame

guestauth0r , May 17th, 2021


Modern municipal waste disposal is not limited to removal of garbage, but often involves a strategic churning out of unwanted people, and extreme events such as dump fires…


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More Horizon: A Commentary

colinhoag , September 3rd, 2020


By Adriana Petryna, University of Pennsylvania § The U.S. leads the world in confirmed cases of and deaths from COVID-19. At the start of the pandemic, its trajectory…


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Have Some Mental Health: The Black Summer Bushfires, COVID-19, and the Governance of Psychic Retreat

colinhoag , May 5th, 2020


By Aaron Neiman, Stanford University § Introduction: Hard to Process The events of the recent past have felt increasingly difficult to process. It is a sentiment that one…


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Ep. #47: Meaningful Declutter, Local Activism, Managing Fire & Writing Up: This month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , September 29th, 2019


Firstly, we’d like to introduce you all to Alex D’Aloia, who is managing our Facebook group TFS Chats – you might remember the blog post that he wrote…


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Brazil’s National Museum Fire

Alexandra Frankel , October 19th, 2018


On September 2, a hot Sunday in Central Brazil, I saw the incredible images of an enormous fire rapidly consuming the National Museum of Brazil—a building that is…


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