CV

MARK WILSON

EDUCATION
2011 – 2014
PhD: History, Northumbria University
Thesis: “The British Environmental Movement: The Development of an Environmental Consciousness and Environmental Activism, 1945-1975”

2009 – 2010
M.Litt: Environmental History, University of St. Andrews
Thesis: “To what extent was the British reaction to Silent Spring indicative of a tradition of top-down environmentalism?”

2005 – 2008
BA (Hons): History, Swansea University
Dissertation: “A Web of Intrigue: Unravelling the Reality Behind John Lunt and the Lancashire Plot”

PUBLICATIONS & PODCASTS
Book Review:
Review of A People’s History of Environmentalism in the United States (review no. 1241), Reviews in History.

Encyclopaedia Article:
“Environmental History– Southeast Asia”, in Joel Campbell, Jingjing Lui and  Sony Pellissery (eds.), Berkshire Encyclopaedia of Sustainability: China, India and East and Southeast Asia – Assessing Sustainability (Great Barrington, Massachusetts:  Berkshire Publishing Group, forthcoming).

Podcast:
Podcast 44 ‘Silent Spring at 50: A Comparison Perspective’, Environmental History Resources Wednesday 21 December 2011.

Blog Post:
One Eye on the Past: “Planet of Giants, the Doctor and Rachel Carson” – http://www.oneeyeonthepast.com/#!/2013/09/planet-of-giants-doctor-and-rachel.html (September 2013)

One Eye on the Past: “If You Go Outside, Don’t Breathe” – http://www.oneeyeonthepast.com/#!/2013/08/if-you-go-outside-dont-breathe-by-mark.html (August 2013)

Voluntary Action History Society: Silent Spring: The Book that Made the Modern Environmental Movement – http://www.vahs.org.uk/2012/11/silent-spring-wilson/ (November 2011)

I wrote a brief introduction to what Environmental History is for the website Student Notes which can be seen here: http://www.student-notes.com/2013/01/24/environmental-history/

I was also mentioned twice in this Guardian blog about Silent Spring (at 11.49 am and 4.05 pm) – http://www.guardian.co.uk/global/blog/2012/sep/27/rachel-carson-silent-spring-legacy

CONFERENCES
‘”Yours distguestedly”: The rise and fall of two environmental organisations in early 1970s Britain’. Paper delivered at “Green Revolutions: Fiftieth Annniversary of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring“, University of St. Andrews, 15 June 2012.

Co-Organiser, “Social History and Community”, Wednesday 18 January 2012, Northumbria University.

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