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Tina Adcock

AdcockTina Adcock

Assistant Professor of History and Canadian Studies


Canadian-American Center
The University of Maine
154 College Ave. Orono, ME 04473



  • Ph.D University of Cambridge 2010
  • M.Phil University of Cambridge 2006
  • B.A. (Hon) University of Alberta 2005

Research Areas:

  • Arctic and circumpolar history
  • Canadian history
  • Environmental history
  • History of exploration, science, and travel

Current Research:

  • Cultural and intellectual history of northern Canadian exploration
  • Environmental history of northern fur trapping in the twentieth century

Courses Taught:

  • CAN 101: Introduction to Canadian Studies
  • HTY 398: Furs, Frontiers, and Fame: North American Exploration

Recent and Forthcoming Publications:

  • “Many Tiny Traces: Antimodern Anxieties and Colonial Intimacies in the Canadian North.” In Environmental History of Northern Canada, eds. Brad Martin and Stephen Bocking. Calgary: University of Calgary Press (forthcoming).
  • “Toward an Early Twentieth-Century Canadian Culture of Arctic Exploration.” In North by Degree: Arctic Exploration and Its Impact on Society, eds. Robert Peck and Susan Kaplan. Philadelphia: American Philosophical Society (forthcoming)
  • Review of William F. Althoff, Arctic Mission: 90 North by Airship and Submarine for Isis (forthcoming)
  • Review of Laurel Sefton Macdowell, An Environmental History of Canada and Neil Forkey, Canadians and the Natural Environment to the Twenty-First Century for Canadian Historical Review (forthcoming)
  • Squaring Borders and Bioregions in Canadian History: Practical Strategies for Transboundary and Transnational Research. Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE), June 2013.
  • “From Exploration to Climate Change: Northern History in the Anthropocene.” blog, May, 2013
  • “Controlling Animals” (with Jennifer Bonnell, Susan Nance, and Jessica Wang). Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE) blog, March, 2013
  • ‘Northwest Passage,” Encyclopedia of Sustainability, vol. 8, The Americas and Oceania: Assessing Sustainability, eds. Sara Gabrielle Beavis, Michael Dougherty, and Tirso Gonzales. Great Barrington, MA: Berskshire Publishing Group, 2012. 210-14.




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