Cold Enough for Ya?

Environmental history is an interesting thing.

Click on this link
( to learn more about the Little Ice Age.

A lot of the science is still unsettled about the scope and duration of the cooling, but the Dutch knew something was going on. Embedded in the Tweet above, a popular genre picture depicting people on the iced canals.

Of course cooling was not without consequences. A February workshop ( to be held in Bielefeld, Germany will explore incidences of famine provoked by the Little Ice Age.

I will post a protocol of the workshop as soon as it becomes available.


About George Vascik, Historian

A 1988 graduate of the University of Michigan, I have taught history at Miami University since 1992. I maintain blogs on teaching Western Civilization and on Great War. My research focuses on anti-Semitism and rural politics in northwest Germany. I am completing a monograph for Bloomsbury Press, Anti-Semitism and Rural Politics. You can follow my project at Along with Mark Sadler, I have published a book of primary documents on the Stab-in-the-Back Myth (Dolchstoßlegende). I also invite you to visit my profession web page at
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