Department of History

Postcards from the Floating Coast: A BBC Radio Series Featuring Bathsheba Demuth

A new essay series featuring Professor of History and Environment and Society Bathsheba Demuth has aired on BBC Radio 3. Each episode features Demuth explaining the connection between humans and animals in the Arctic — and more specifically — how they have each shaped Arctic landscape and history. The series begins with dogs and moves on to discuss whales, walruses, reindeer, and salmon 

Written and read by Demuth, information within each episode stems from her book, Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait, and current research while on sabbatical in Alaska.

Listen to the series