Randy Hoffman

School of Administrative Studies

Professor Emeritus

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Emailrandyh@yorku.ca

Professor Randy Hoffman is interested in: strategic management simulations; decision tree operational management simulations; case development in organizational behaviour; and probabilistic economic scenarios, all of which have been incorporated into his publishing and teaching. Prior to joining the Atkinson Faculty in 1978, Randy conducted strategic assessments of potential high technology ventures for a large Canadian firm.

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Professor Randy Hoffman is interested in: strategic management simulations; decision tree operational management simulations; case development in organizational behaviour; and probabilistic economic scenarios, all of which have been incorporated into his publishing and teaching. Prior to joining the Atkinson Faculty in 1978, Randy conducted strategic assessments of potential high technology ventures for a large Canadian firm. This formed the “real world” context for Professor Hoffman’s academic interests, which were translated into his authorship of a textbook on business policy after joining the Faculty. Cases he has developed have appeared in many Canadian and foreign textbook publications. He co-developed Resort Strategic Management Simulation to provide undergraduates, graduates and practicing managers with a comprehensive and interactive business learning experience. Randy has also been instrumental in the design and creation of a computer-based learning platform for multimedia, interactive, online education, an initiative derived, in part, from his earlier career in electronic systems engineering. Current teaching interests include organizational behaviour and several intermediate and advanced courses in operational and strategic management.

Area of Specialization

Management

Degrees

MBA, York University
BEng, McGill University


Research Interests

Management , Probabilistic Economic Scenarios, Decision Tree Operaional Management Simulations, Case Developement in Organizational Behaviour

All Publications

Book Chapters

“Medieval Europeans and their Aquatic Ecosystems” in Bernd Herrmann, ed. Beiträge zum Göttinger Umwelthistorischen Kolloquium 2007-2008, 45-64. Graduiertenkolleg Interdisziplinäre Umweltgeschichte . Göttingen: Universitätsverlag, 2008 [free access online through [http://webdoc.sub.gwdg.de/univerlag/2008/umweltkolloquium_2.pdf ]

“Aquaculture in Champagne before the Black Death of 1348-1350,” in P. Béarez, S. Grouard, and B. Clavel, eds., Archéologie du poisson. 30 ans d’archéo-ichtyologie au CNRS. Hommage aux travaux de Jean Desse et Nathalie Desse-Berset, 67-82. XXVIIe rencontres internationales d’archéologie et d’histoire d’Antibes. Antibes: Éditions APDCA, 2008.

"Footprint Metaphor and Metabolic Realities: Environmental Impacts of Medieval European Cities," in Paolo Squatriti, ed., Natures Past: The Environment and Human History, 288-325. The Comparative Studies in Society and History book series. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2007.

“Der Karpfen (Cyprinus carpio L.): Der lange Weg eines “Fremdlings” in die Schweiz,” in Heide-Marie Hüster-Plogmann, ed., Fisch und Fischer aus zwei Jahrtausenden. Eine fischereiwirtschaftliche Zeitreise durch die Nordwestschweiz, 161-167. Forschungen in Augst, Bd. 39. Augst, Switzerland: Römerstadt Augusta Raurica, 2006

“Der Karpfen (Cyprinus carpio L.): Der lange Weg eines “Fremdlings” in die Schweiz,” in Heide-Marie Hüster-Plogmann, ed., Fisch und Fischer aus zwei Jahrtausenden. Eine fischereiwirtschaftliche Zeitreise durch die Nordwestschweiz, 161-167. Forschungen in Augst, Bd. 39. Augst, Switzerland: Römerstadt Augusta Raurica, 2006

"Chapter 3: Medieval Christendom in God’s Creation: Environmental Continuities, Coevolutions, and Changes,” in Tamara Whited et al., Northern Europe: An Environmental History, 45-72. Santa Barbara - Denver - Oxford: ABC-Clio, 2005

"Fishing" in Thomas F. Glick, Steven J. Livesey, and Faith Wallis, eds., Medieval Science, Technology and Medicine: an Encyclopedia, 175-176. New York and London: Routledge, 2005

"Ecology" in William C. Jordan, ed., Dictionary of the Middle Ages, Supplement 1, 169-174 New York: American Council of Learned Societies / Scribners, 2004.

Artorius Rex Britanniae from a Contemporary Witness” in Richard Ring and Richard Kay, eds., Proceedings of the Pseudo Society: First Series, 1986-1993, 175-179. Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2003.

“Carp, Cods, Connections: New Fisheries in the Medieval European Economy and Environment” in Mary J. Henninger-Voss, ed., Animals in Human Histories: The Mirror of Nature and Culture, 3-55. Rochester, N.Y.: University of Rochester Press, 2002.

“Medieval Fishing” in Paolo Squatriti, ed., Working with Water in Medieval Europe: Technology and Resource Use, pp. 331-393. Leiden: Brill, 2000.

“Fishing and Fish Culture, Western Christian” in William M. Johnston, ed., Encyclopedia of Monasticism, vol. 1, pp. 475-477. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000.

"Fishing" in W. Kibler and G. Zinn, eds., Medieval France: An Encyclopedia, p. 347. New York: Garland, 1995.

"Fishers in Late Medieval Rural Society Around Tegernsee, Bavaria - a Preliminary Sketch," pp. 371-408 in Edwin B. DeWindt, ed., The Salt of Common Life: Individuality and Choice in the Medieval Town, Countryside and Church. Essays Presented to J. Ambrose Raftis. Kalamazoo, 1995.

"Tools, Agricultural: European" in J.R. Strayer, ed., Dictionary of the Middle Ages, Vol. XII, New York: Scribners, 1989, pp. 72-83. [8000 words]

"Villages, Community" in J.R. Strayer, ed., Dictionary of the Middle Ages, Vol. XII, New York: Scribners, 1989, pp. 437-441.

"Tenure of Land, Western European" in J.R. Strayer, ed., Dictionary of the Middle Ages, Vol. XI, New York: Scribners, 1988, pp. 671-686. [10,000 words]

"The Protohistory of Pike in Western Culture" in E.J. Crossman and J. Casselman, eds., An Annotated Bibliography of the Pike Esox lucius. Life Sciences Miscellaneous Publications. Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1987, pp. vii-xvi. Reprinted pp. 61-76 in J.E. Salisbury, ed., The Medieval World of Nature: A Book of Essays. New York: Garland, 1993.

"Fish Ponds" in J.R. Strayer, ed., Dictionary of the Middle Ages, vol. V., New York: Scribners, 1985, pp. 73-74.

"Wrocław Citizens as Rural Landholders" in H. Miskimin, D. Herlihy, and A.L. Udovitch eds., The Medieval City. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977, pp. 293-312.

"Medieval Origins of the Common Fields", in European Peasants and their Markets, William N. Parker and Eric Jones, eds. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1975, pp. 23-71.

Journal Articles

co-author with Verena Winiwarter, “Making Land and Water Meet: Cycling of nutrients between fields and ponds in Pre-Modern Europe,” Agricultural History, 84:3 (Summer 2010), 352-380

"Economic Development and Aquatic Ecosystems in Medieval Europe," American Historical Review, 101 (1996), 631-669. Reprinted in James Muldoon and Felipe Fernández-Armesto, eds. Internal Colonization in Medieval Europe, 123-161. Burlington, VT: Ashgate/Variorum, 2008.

with four co-participants. “AHR Conversation: Environmental Historians and Environmental Crisis,” American Historical Review, 113(2008), 1431-1465.

Editor, “Environmental History at Kalamazoo, 2008" [collected abstracts from sessions at Kalamazoo Medieval Congress, 2008]”, AVISTA Forum Journal, 18:1/2 (Fall 2008), 98-102.

co-author with Dirk van Damme, Nina Bogutskaya, and Carl Smith, “The Introduction of the European Bitterling (Rhodeus amarus) to west and central Europe,” Fish and Fisheries, 8:2 (2007), 79-106.

Editor, “Environmental History at Kalamazoo, 2006" [collected abstracts from sessions at Kalamazoo Medieval Congress, 2006]”, AVISTA Forum Journal, 16:1/2 (Fall 2006), 55-59

co-author with Heike K. Lotze and 13 others, "Human transformations of the Wadden Sea ecosystem through time: a synthesis," in Heike K. Lotze and Karsten Reise, eds., Helgoland Marine Research, 59:1 (April 2005) [special issue ‘Ecological history of the Wadden Sea’], 84-95. (published on-line 2005 January 29)

“Recommended Readings: a sixteenth-century exemplar and source,” Environmental History, 16:4 (October 2005), 689-691.

Editor, “Human Economy and Natural Environment in the Middle Ages [collected abstracts from sessions at Kalamazoo Medieval Congress, 2004]”, AVISTA Forum Journal, 14:1 (Fall 2004), 62-68.

"A brief history of aquatic resource use in medieval Europe" in Heike K. Lotze and Karsten Reise, eds., Helgoland Marine Research, 59:1 (April 2005) [special issue ‘Ecological history of the Wadden Sea’], 22-30. (published on-line 2004 December 11)

“Frontier Foods for Late Medieval Consumers: Culture, Economy, Ecology,” Environment and History, 7 (2001), 131-167.

“A Longer View: Is Industrial Metabolism Really the Problem?” in M. Fischer-Kowalski, E. Rosa, R.P. Sieferle, and B. Smetschka, eds., Nature, Society and History: Long Term Dynamics of Social Metabolism, eds., a special issue of Innovation: The European Journal of Social Sciences, 14:2 (2001), 143-155.

“The Antiquities of Angling,” In-Fisherman. The Journal of Freshwater Fishing, 23:1 (February 1998), 38-48 [not a refereed publication]

"Environmental Change and the Culture of Common Carp in Medieval Europe," Guelph Ichthyology Reviews, 3 (1995), 57-85. Reprinted pp. 272-301 in H. R. Axelrod et al., The Completely Illustrated Guide to Koi for Your Pond. Neptune City, N.J.: T.F.H. Publications, 1996.

"Carpes pour le duc...: the operation of fish ponds at La Perriére-sur-Saône, Burgundy, 1338-52," Archaeofauna [Madrid], 4 (1995), 33-45.

"The Oldest Use of Silk in Fly Fishing", The American Fly Fisher, 19:3 (Winter 1993), 16-19.

"The Evidence for Early European Angling, II: The Mysterious Manuscript of Astorga, 1624," The American Fly Fisher, 16:3 (1990), 8-16.

"Fishing for Sport in Medieval Europe: New Evidence," Speculum, 60 (1985), 877-902.

[trans. with T.V. Cohen] "El Tratadico de la Pesca: The Little Treatise on Fishing of Fernando Basurto . . . 1539," The American Fly Fisher, 11:3 (Summer, 1984), 8-13.

"The Evidence for Early European Angling, I: Basurto's Dialogo of 1539," The American Fly Fisher, 11:4 (Fall, 1984), 2-9.

"Undertaking a Rehabilitation Project" in Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Community Fisheries Involvement Program Field Manual, Part l: Trout Stream Rehabilitation. Toronto: OMNR, n.d. [1984] , pp. 35-42.

"Outsiders by Birth and Blood: Racist Ideologies and Realities around the Periphery of Medieval European Culture," Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History, 6 (1983), 3-34. Reprinted in James Muldoon and Felipe Fernández-Armesto, eds., The Medieval Frontiers of Latin Christendom: Expansion, Contraction, Continuity, 149-180. Burlington, VT: Ashgate/ Variorum, 2008.

"Outsiders by Birth and Blood: Racist Ideologies and Realities around the Periphery of Medieval European Culture," Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History, 6 (1983), 3-34. Reprinted in James Muldoon and Felipe Fernández-Armesto, eds., The Medieval Frontiers of Latin Christendom: Expansion, Contraction, Continuity, 149-180. Burlington, VT: Ashgate/ Variorum, 2008.

"A New Treatise on the Treatyse" The American Fly Fisher, 9:3 (Summer 1982), 2-6.

"Towards a `City-State' in East-Central Europe: Control of Local Government in the Late Medieval Duchy of Wrocław", Societas. A Review of Social History, 5 (1975), 173-199.

"Nazwy i miejscowości: Trzy studia z historii średniowiecznej okręgu wrocławskiego," (Place Names and Places: Three Studies in the Medieval Wrocław District):, Śląski Kwartalnik Historyczny. Sobótka, 29 (1974), l-25.

"Warfare, Weather, and a Rural Economy: The Duchy of Wrocław in the Mid Fifteenth Century", Viator, 4 (1973), 273-305.

(with H.B. Johnson, Jr.) "Un village portugais en mutation: Povóa d'El Rey a la fin du XIVe siecle", Annales: économies sociétés civilizations, 16 (1971), 917-940.

Conference Papers

2010 “Too Many Catches? Consumption, Habitat, Climate, and Competition in Medieval European Fisheries” , an invited public lecture in the 2010 Saul O. Sidore lecture series entitled ‘Sea Stories for the Future: Interdisciplinary Conversations on Historic Oceans and Contemporary Marine Science’ at the Center for the Humanities, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 27 October.

2009 “Fisheries Protection and State Authority on the Late Medieval Danube: Contextualizing the Imperial Patent of 1506" in a panel on ‘Imagined abundance and ecological realities: Dealing with aquatic resources in late medieval Europe’ at the annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, Tallahassee, Florida, Feb 26-Mar 1.

2009 “Bugs, Beasts, and Business: Some Everyday and Long-Term Interactions in Preindustrial Europe,” an invited lecture at the XLI Settimana di Studi of the Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica “F. Datini”: Le interazioni fra economia e ambiente biologico nell’Europa preindustriale. Secc. XIII-XVIII / Economic and Biological Interactions in the Pre-industrial Europe from the 13th to the 18th Centuries, Prato, 26-30 April

2009 “Puzzling out medieval herring from a pan-European perspective” st the 15th Fish Remains Working Group International Congress of Archaeozoology, Poznań-Toruń, Poland, 3-9 September.

2008 “Puzzling out medieval herring from a European perspective”, a paper for the 37th Annual University of British Columbia Medieval Workshop, Vancouver, 2008 April 2-3. Revised for delivery to the Quelque Arpents de Niege workshop of environmental historians in Canada, held at the University of Toronto, 2008 December 12.

2008 “Nature and Culture, Culture and Nature, in the Middle Ages and in Medieval Studies” an invited keynote lecture at the International Medieval Congress 2008 at the University of Leeds, 2008 July 7-10. Revised for delivery in a series of lectures in Medieval Studies at the University of Waterloo, 2008 Nov 27. Further revised for presentation to the Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 2009 Sept 10.

2008 "Elemental Resources and Aquatic Ecosystems: Medieval Europeans and their Rivers" an invited lecture at the international workshop "The Way the Rivers Run: World History and Changes in the Water Landscape", sponsored by the Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo, 2008 November 17-18.

2007 panelist (and organizer) in “Round Table: Doing Environmental History Outside the Modern Age: Problems and Paradigms” at the annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, Baton Rouge, LA, 2007 February 28- March 3.

2007 “Medieval European Fisheries: Archaeological and historical evidence for some indicator species,” an invited lecture at Institut Maurice-Lamontagne / Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Mont Joli, Quebec, March 30.

2007 “Medieval Europeans and Their Aquatic Ecosystems,” an invited lecture at Graduierte Kolleg: Interdiziplinäre Umweltgeschichte – Naturale Umwelt und gesellschaftliches Handeln in Mitteleuropa, Georg August Universität, Göttingen, Germany, May 23.

2007 “Connecting Traditional Aquaculture to Land, Water, and Agroecosystems,” a paper for the panel entitled “Soils, woods, waters: Ecological connections maintaining productivity and creating traditional European agroecosystems” at the biennial meeting of the European Society for Environmental History, Amsterdam, 2007 June 5-9.

2007 “Aquaculture in Champagne before the Black Death (1348-50)” a paper for the biennial meeting of the Fish Remains Working Group, International Congress of Archaeozoology, Antibes, France, 2007 October 18-20.

2006 co-author with Verena Winiwarter, “Making Land and Water Meet: Cycling of Nutrients between Fields and Ponds in Pre-Modern Europe,” a paper for the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association, Minneapolis, MN, 2006 November 1-4.

2005 co-author with Bernd Herrmann et al. of "Abundance of Species in Historic Times: Report of an ad-hoc research group" at the 3d meeting of the European Society for Environmental History, Florence, Italy, 16-19 February 2005.

2005 panelist in Round Table "Teaching Environmental History" at the annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, University of Western Ontario, 31 May 2005.

2005 "Strekfusz: a competitor to imported stockfish in late medieval eastern Europe", a paper for the 13th Fish Remains Working Group Meeting, International Council for Archaeozoology, Basel, Switzerland, 5-9 October 2005.

2005 "Aquatic Commons in worlds of change: Medieval European experiences and present-day management issues" an invited lecture at the Zentrum für Umweltgeschichte of the Fakultät für Interdisziplinäre Forschung und Fortbildung, Universität Klagenfurt in Wien, Vienna, 2005 October 17. Repeated at the meeting of the Quelque Arpents de Neige workshop of environmental historians in Canada, held at the University of Western Ontario, 2005 December 9.

2004 "Aquatic Resource Use in Medieval Europe", an invited contribution to an international workshop "Ecological History of the Wadden Sea: 2000 years of human-induced change in a unique coastal ecosystem" at the Wadden Sea Field Research Station, List, Sylt, of the Alfred-Wegener-Institute of Polar and Marine Research, Universität Kiel, 2004 January 22-25.

2004 "Footprint metaphor and metabolic realities: Environmental impacts of medieval urbanism", an invited lecture at the Zentrum für Umweltgeschichte of the [Austrian interuniversity] Fakultät für Interdisziplinäre Forschung und Fortbildung--Wien, Vienna, 2004 June 28.

2004 "Homo et Natura, Homo in Natura: Ecological Perspectives on the European Middle Ages," an invited lecture to open a public series on "Nature in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance" at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Ohio State University, 2004 October 15

2003 "Ecological Footprints of Medieval Cities" in a session on "Medieval Landscapes" at the 2d Meeting of the European Society for Environmental History, Prague, 2003 September 3-6.

2003 "The 'Ecological Footprint' of Medieval European Cities", an invited contribution to an international conference on 'Natures Past: Comparative Perspectives on Environmental Change" sponsored by Comparative Studies in Society and History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2003 October 3-4.

2002 "Beyond the Limits: Ecological Footprints of Medieval Cities" at an interdisciplinary conference "City Limits: Urban Culture in the Middle Ages" of the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, 2002 March 2.

2002 “Medieval Europeans and their Aquatic Ecosystems,” an invited contribution to a symposium “Historical Perspectives on Natural History and Ecology” at the 83d Annual Meeting of the Western Society of Naturalists, Monterey, California, 2002 November 8-11.

2001 “Aquaculture and the Engineering of Landscapes in Medieval Europe” in a session on “Long Term Landscape History in Europe” at the annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, Durham, N.C., March-April 2001

2001 “Deep History in Some Marine Coastal Environments”, an invited paper in a special session on “Marine Environmental History: Shifting Baselines and Conservation Targets” at the Second Symposium on Marine Conservation Biology sponsored by the Marine Conservation Biology Institute, San Francisco State University, June 2001.

1999 “Foodways to Fishes: Doing Medieval Environmental History,” an invited lecture and seminar in the History Seminar Series, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.

1999 “Eating over the Boundary: Food from Beyond Natural Local Ecosystems” in the conference “Constructing and Deconstructing Frontiers: A Cross-Disciplinary Workshop” sponsored by the Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest.

1999 “Marketing an Innovation, Visualizing a Craft: Images in the First Printed Book on Fishing, 1493-1557,” a public lecture sponsored by the Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest.

1999 “Frontier Fisheries for Medieval Consumers” opening lecture in the symposium “Beyond natural local ecosystems: Long-distance trading in fish and wood in the Netherlands, 1300-1700" sponsored by the Leerstoel Economische en Sociale Geschiedenis and Net Werk Stichting voor geschiedenis van hygiëne en milieu at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

1999 “Exotic Food: Medieval Europeans eating fish from outside natural local ecosystems” at the tenth biennial meeting of the Fish Remains Working Group, International Congress of Archaeozoology, New York City, September 1999.

1999 “Frontier Foods for Late Medieval Consumers: Culture, Economy, Ecology,” a lecture at the Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte at the Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria, September 1999.

1999 “A Longer View: Is Industrial Metabolism [Really] the Problem?” in a session on “Traditions in Coping with Nature” at the international conference on Nature, Society and History: Long Term Dynamics of Social Metabolism sponsored by IFF-Social Ecology and several international foundations, Vienna, Austria, September-October 1999

1998 “Foodways to Fishes: Doing Medieval Environmental History,” an invited lecture and seminar in the series “Medieval Studies Beyond the Borders of the Humanities” at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Ohio State University, Columbus.

1998 “How to Catch Fish: from Oral Exchanges to Printed Instructions,” an invited lecture and seminar at the Center for Medieval Studies, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities).

1998 “Protein, Penance, and Prestige: Medieval Demand for Fish” at a session on “The Infrastructures of Medieval Trade” at the 33d International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

1998 “Fish and Man: Changing Relations in Medieval Central Europe” an invited presentation to the annual meeting of the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Mittelalterarchäologie with the theme “Tier und Mensch im Mittelalter”, Thaya, Austria

1997 “New Fisheries in the Medieval Economy and Environment” at a session on “Animals in the Medieval Landscape” at the annual meeting, Medieval Academy of America, Toronto

1997 “Carp, Cods, Connections: New Fisheries in the Medieval European Economy and Environment,” an invited lecture and seminar at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville

1996 "Supply of fish to medieval towns" at a session on "Urban Economy and Society" at the 31st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University.

1995 "Changing Aquatic Ecosystems and Carp Culture in Medieval Europe," an invited lecture at the Institute of Ichthyology, University of Guelph.

1995 "Economic Development and Aquatic Ecosystems in Medieval Europe" at the session "L'histoire de l'environnement' in the 18th International Congress of Historical Sciences, Montréal.

1995 "Economic expansion, habitat destruction, and depletion of inland fisheries in medieval Europe," Fish Remains Working Group, International Congress of Archaeozoology, Madrid, Spain.

1995 "Protein, culture, and environment: the complex ecologies of fisheries in medieval Europe," an invited lecture at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

1994 "Economic Development and Aquatic Ecosystems in Medieval Europe" at the 29th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University.

1993 "Medieval Cistercian Fisheries; Natural and Artificial" at "L'espace cistercien: Colloque international", sponsored by the Council of Europe, Abbaye de Fontfroide (Narbonne), France.

1993 "Medieval Society and Aquatic Ecosystem at Tegernsee" at the 28th International Congress of Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University.

1993 "Late Medieval Germanies: Economic and Regional Perspectives" at the German-American Colloquium on German Medieval History, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame.

1993 "Remains and Verbal Evidence of Carp (Cyprinus carpio) in Medieval Europe," Fish Remains Working Group, International Congress of Archaeozoology, Leuven, Belgium

1991 "Traditional oral practice and literate culture in the first printed book on fishing" at the 26th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.

1991 "Artorius Rex Britanniae from a Contemporary Witness" Annual Meeting, Societas Fontibus Historiae Medii Aevi Inveniendis.

1991 "The Craft of Fishing Alpine Lakes, ca. AD. 1500." Fish Remains Working Group, International Congress of Archaeozoology, Schleswig, Germany.

1990 "A Comparative Approach to Socio-Economic Changes on the Frontiers of Latin Christendom" session on Medieval Frontiers and Beyond at the 25th International Congress of Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University.

1990 "A Fine Kettle of Fish: The Problematic Development of Pisciculture in Medieval Europe," session on Estate Management and Managers in the Pre-Industrial European Countryside at the 15th Annual Meeting, Social Science History Association.

1989 "Carpes pour le duc...: the operation of fish ponds at La Perriére-sur-Saône, Burgundy, 1338-52." Fish Remains Working Group, International Congress of Archaeozoology, Gothenburg, Sweden.

1987 "Pike (Esox lucius) in Medieval European Culture," Tenth Annual Conference, Society of Ethnobiology.

1987 "Pike (Esox lucius) in late Medieval Culture: from Illiterate Empiricism to Literate Traditions,": International Congress of Archaeozoology Fish Remains Working Group, University of York, England.

1987 "Knightly Families and their Properties around Wrocław," University of British Columbia Medieval Workshop on Dynasties.

1986 "Family and Property among the Elite of Late Medieval Wrocław" delivered to the history seminar, Instytut Historii Kultury Materialnej, Polska Akademia Nauk, Warsaw.

1985 "Adventures with Arthur: The Historian's Questions," session on Teaching Chivalry, 20th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1984 "Fishing for Sport in Medieval Europe: New Evidence and an Interpretation," session on Medieval Societies and Natural Environments, 19th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1984 "Teaching Critical Skills in Beginning History Courses at York," Fourth Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Education, University of Western Ontario.

1983 "Family and Property among the Elite of Late Medieval Wrocław," University of British Columbia Medieval Workshop on Late Medieval Urban Institutions.

1982 "Forms of Dominance, Community Resistance, and Collaboration in a Late Medieval Principality of East-Central Europe," at Yale University Spring Colloquium: Peasantry: Domination and Resistance.

1982 "Default on Peasant Obligations in the Wrocław Duchy, 1425-1480: Social Resistance or Economic Distress?" session on Medieval Poland, 17th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1981 "Outsiders by birth and blood: ideology and reality around the periphery of medieval European culture," Annual Medieval Symposium, Scarborough College, University of Toronto.

1981 "The Uses of Institutional Innovation: Locatio of Villages with German Law in the Duchy of Wrocław, 1220-1395," session on The Medieval Frontier: Ideas and Institutions, Sixteenth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1980 "The Distribution of Lordships and the Coming of Serfdom to East-Central Europe". Fifteenth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1980 "Credit and Debt in the Rural Society of the Wrocław Duchy," session on Late Medieval Agrarian History, Annual Meeting, American Historical Association.

1979 "At the Fringes of the Medieval West: Intercultural Contacts and their Effects". Fourteenth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1978 "Lineage, Property, and Power among the Knightly Nobility of the Fourteenth Century Wrocław Duchy". Thirteenth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1976 "At the Intersection of Agriculture and Commerce: Rural Markets and Traders around Wrocław in the Fourteenth Century". Eleventh International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1974 "Between Lord and Peasant: On the Socio-Economic Role of the Schultz in the German Law Village". Ninth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1973 "The Systematic Study of Documentary Series: A Methodological Example in the Medieval Countryside"; Eighth Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1973 "Between Lord and Peasant: The Role of the Schultz in The German Law Village": Medieval House, University of Rochester.

1972 "Population Growth, Resource Limits, and Communal Control: On the Origins of Common Field Agriculture in Medieval Europe"; Special Conference on Economic Issues in European Agrarian History, Yale University.

1972 "Warfare, Weather, and a Rural Economy: The Duchy of Wrocław in the Mid-Fifteenth Century"; Seventh Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1972 "Control of Local Government in the Duchy of Wrocław, 1336-1530"; session on East-Central Europe: Crown and Diet, University of British Columbia History Workshop, Kingship and Estates in the Later Middle Ages.

1971 "Postwar Studies in the Demography of Medieval Poland: A Review and Evaluation"; Second Congress of Scientists and Scholars, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences in America.

1971 "Common-Field Institutions and Medieval Population Growth", Workshop on Peasants in Europe, Council for European Studies.

1971 "The Changing Class Structure of Landlords in the Duchy of Wrocław in the Later Middle Ages", Session on Computer Techniques in Medieval Social History, Annual Meeting, American Historical Association.

Book Reviews

Ben Dodds and Richard Britnell, eds. Agriculture and Rural Society after the Black Death: Common Themes and Regional Variations. Studies in Regional and Local History, vol. 6. (Hatfield, UK: University of Hertfordshire Press, 2008) in Agricultural History, 84:2 (Spring 2010) 247-249.

Human Impacts on Ancient Marine Ecosystems. A Global Perspective, edited by Torben C. Rick and Jon M. Erlandson. (Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 2008) in Environmental History, 15 (2010), 146-148.

David Nicholas, The Northern Lands: Germanic Europe, c.1270-c.1500. (Malden, MA, Oxford, and Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) in Speculum 85(2010), 715-717.

Verena Winiwarter and Martin Knoll, Umweltgeschichte. Eine Einführung (Köln, Weimar, Wien: Böhlau Verlag, 2007) for Environmental History, 14 (2009), 164-166.

David Butcher, Rigged for River and Sea: A researcher’s guide to late medieval and early-modern terms, relating to fishing and associated trades and deriving mainly from English sources (Hull: Maritime Historical Studies Centre for the North Atlantic Fisheries History Association, 2008) in International Journal of Maritime History 21:1 (June 2009),390-391.

Alix Cooper, Inventing the Indigenous: Local Knowledge and Natural History in Early Modern Europe. (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007) in Environmental History, 14 (2009), 756-757.

Piotr Górecki, A Local Society in Transition. The Henryków Book and Related Documents. Studies and Texts, 155. (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 2007) in The Polish Review, 54 (2009) ,

Isabel Alfonso Anton, ed. The Rural History of Medieval European Societies: Trends and Perspectives. The medieval countryside, vol. 1. (Turnhout: Brepols, 2007) . in The Medieval Review (http://www.hti.umich.edu/t/tmr/) posted 2008 Jan 13

Vicki Ellen Szabo, Monstrous Fishes and the Mead-Dark Sea: Whaling in the Medieval North Atlantic. (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2008) in International Journal of Maritime History 20:2 (December 2008), 396-397.

C. M. Woolgar, D. Serjeantson and T. Waldron, eds. Food in medieval England. Diet and nutrition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006) in Agricultural History Review, 55 (2007), 128-129.

Jean-Loup Abbé, À la conquête des étangs. L’aménagement de l’espace en Languedoc méditerranéen (XIIe-XVe siècle) (Toulouse: Presses Universitaires du Mirail, 2006) in American Historical Review, 112 (2007) 1589-1591.

Robin S. Oggins, The Kings and Their Hawks: Falconry in Medieval England. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004) in Speculum, 81 (2006), 248-250.

David E. Sutton, Remembrance of Repasts: An Anthropology of Food and Memory (Oxford and New York: Berg, 2001) in Journal of Modern Greek Studies, 24 (2006), 472-474.

John Langdon, Mills in the Medieval Economy: England 1300-1540. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004) in The Medieval Review (http://www.hti.umich.edu/t/tmr/)

Lisa Wolverton, Hastening Toward Prague. Power and Society in the Medieval Czech Lands (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001) in Speculum, 74 (2003), 1433-1436

Tom Williamson, Shaping Medieval Landscapes: Settlement, Society, Environment. (Macclesfield, Cheshire: Windgather Press, 2003) in The Medieval Review (http://www.hti.umich.edu/t/tmr/)

Harold Fox, The evolution of the fishing village: landscape and society along the south Devon coast, 1086-1550 (Leicester Explorations in Local History 1, Leopard's Head Press, 2001) in The Agricultural History Review, 50:1 (June 2002),

David Levine, At the Dawn of Modernity. Biology, Culture, and Material Life in Europe after the Year 1000. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001) in International History Review, 34 (2002), 869-871.

John Howe and Michael Wolfe, eds., Inventing Medieval Landscapes. Senses of Place in Western Europe (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2002) in H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences (http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/reviews)

Richard K. Marshall, The Local Merchants of Prato: Small Entrepreneurs in the Late Medieval Economy. (Baltimore: Hopkins, 1999) in The Canadian Journal of History, 26 (2001), 119-120.

Angelika Lampen, Fischerei und Fischhandel im Mittelalter: Wirtschafts- und sozialgeschichtliche Untersuchungen nach urkundlichen und archäologischen Quellen des 6. bis 14. Jahrhunderts im Gebiet des Deutschen Reiches (Husum: Matthiesen Verlag, 2000) in International Journal of Maritime History, 13 (2001), 253-261.

Petrus de Crescentiis, Ruralia commoda. Das Wissen des vollkommenen Landwirts um 1300, 3: Buch VII-XII, ed. Will Richter (Heidelberg, 1998) in Speculum 75 (2000), 222-223.

J. David, L’outil. Typologie des Sources du Moyen Âge Occidental, 78. (Turnhout: Brepols, 1997) in Speculum 74 (1999), 727-728.

Petrus de Crescentiis, Ruralia commoda. Das Wissen des vollkommenen Landwirts um 1300, 1: Einleitung mit Buch I-III, ed. Will Richter (Heidelberg, 1995) in Speculum 73 (1998), 241-242.

J. Sarnowsky, Die Wirtschaftsführung des Deutschen Ordens in Preußen (1382-1454). (Köln, 1993) in Speculum 72 (1997), 216-217.

J. Sedlar, East Central Europe in the Middle Ages, 1000-1500 (Seattle, 1994) in Canadian-American Slavic Studies, 30 (1996).

R. Britnell and B. Campbell, eds., A Commercializing Economy: England 1086 to c.1300 (Manchester, 1995) in Albion, 28 (1996), 669-670.

F. Carter, Trade and Urban Development in Poland: An Economic Geography of Cracow from its Origins to 1795 (Cambridge, 1994) in Speculum, 70 (1995), 889-890.

T. Kjærgaard, The Danish Revolution 1500-1800: an Ecohistorical Interpretation (Cambridge, 1994) and V. Smil, Energy in World History (Boulder, 1994) in Canadian Journal of History, 30 (1995), 498-500.

W. Rösener, Peasants in the Middle Ages (Chicago, 1992) in Speculum, 69 (1994), 1264-1266.

R. Bechmann, Trees and Man: The Forest in the Middle Ages (New York, 1990) in Speculum, 67 (1992), 373-375.

B. Arnold, Princes and Territories in Medieval Germany (Cambridge, 1991) in Canadian Journal of History, 27 (1992) 105-106.

A. Guillerme, The Age of Water: The Urban Environment in the North of France, A.D. 300-1800 (College Station, Texas, 1988), in Speculum, 65 (1990), 416-419.

R. Holt, The Mills of Medieval England (Oxford, 1988), in American Historical Review, 95 (1990), 1515.

J. Hoensch, Premysl Otakar II. Von Böhmen. Der goldene König (Graz, 1989), in Canadian Slavonic Papers, 32 (1990), 512-513.

J. Favier, De l'or et des épices: Naissance de l'homme d'affaires an Moyen Age (Paris, 1987), in Histoire Sociale/Social History, 21 (1988), 160.

H.-W. Goetz, Leben in Mittelalter: Vom 7. bis 13. Jahrhundert (Munich, 1986), in Speculum 63 (1988), 401-402.

C. Berman, Medieval Agriculture, the Southern French Countryside, and the Early Cistercians (Philadelphia, 1986), in American Historical Review, 93 (1988), 1034.

W. TeBrake, Medieval Frontier: Culture and Economy in Rijnland (College Station, Texas, 1985), in Journal of Economic History, 47 (1987), 221-222.

Peter von Dusburg, Chronik des Preussenlandes, ed. and tr. K. Scholz and D. Wojtecki (Darmstadt, 1984), in Speculum, 61 (1986), 505-506.

H. Kuhnel et al. , Alltag im Spatmittelalter (Graz, 1984), in Speculum, 61 (1986), 949-952.

P. Hohenberg and L. Lees, The Making of Urban Europe, 1000-1950 (Cambridge, Mass. 1985), in Speculum, 61 (1986), 1024.

B. Sasse, Die Socialstruktur Böhmens in der Frühzeit. Historische-archäologische Untersuchungen zum 9.-12. Jahrhundert (Berlin 1982), in American Historical Review, 90 (1985), 731-732.

O. Volk, Salzproduktion und Salzhandel mitteralterlicher Zisterzienzerkloster (Sigmaringen, 1984), in Speculum, 60 (1985), 1032-1034.

P.D.A. Harvey, ed., The Peasant Land Market in Medieval England (Oxford, 1984), in Agricultural History, 59 (1985), 586-587.

T. Manteuffel, The Formation of the Polish State, Tr. A. Gorski (Detroit, 1982), in Canadian-American Slavic Studies, 18 (1984), 208-209.

S. Ekdahl, Die Schlacht bei Tannenberg 1410. Quellenkritische Untersuchungen. Bd. I: Einfuhrung und Quellenlage (Berlin, 1982), in Canadian-American Slavic Studies, 18 (1984), 209-210.

R. Delort, Le commerce des fourrures en Occident a la fin du moyen age (vers 1300-vers 1450), 2 vols (Rome, 1978), in Speculum, 57 (1982), 365-367.

J.K. Federowicz, England's Baltic Trade in the Early Seventeenth Century (London and New York, 1980),in Journal of Modern History, 54 (1982), 552-555.

L. Kuchenbuch, Bäuerliche Gesellschaft und Klosterherrschaft im 9. Jahrhundert. Studien zur Sozialstruktur der Familia der Abtei Prüm (Wiesbaden, 1978),in Histoire sociale-Social History, 14 (1981), 239-240.

C. Ulbrich, Leibherrschaft am Oberrhein im Spatmittelalter (Göttingen, 1979),in American Historical Review, 85 (1980), 110.

H. Van der Wee and E. Van Cauwenberghe (eds.), Productivity of Land and Agricultural Innovation in the Low Countries (1250-1800) (Leuven/Louvain 1978),in Journal of European Economic History, 9 (1980), 249-250.

E. Ennen, The Medieval Town (Amsterdam and New York, 1979), in Speculum, 55 (1980), 556-557.

K. Górski, Zakon Krzyżacki a powstanie państwa pruskiego (Wrocław, 1977), in American Historical Review 84 (1979), 140.

R. Sprandel, Das mittelalterliche Zahlungssystem (Stuttgart, 1975), in Speculum, 52 (1977), 1048-1050.

K.S. Bader, Studien zu Rechtsgeschichte des mittelalterliches Dorfes, Vols. I-II (Weimar, 1957 and 1962), in Societas. A Review of Social History, 5 (1975), 158-163.

J. Cutileiro, A Portuguese Rural Society (Oxford, 197l), in Annales: economies, societies, civilisations, 29 (1974), 248-249.

P.W. Knoll, The Rise of the Polish Monarchy (Chicago, 1972), in Speculum, 49 (1974), 573-575.

Forthcoming

2011 "Dead Fishes Tell Lively Tales,” an invited public lecture to the Friends of Medieval Studies, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 11 January.

2011 “Long Before Walton: Catching Trout and Salmon in Late Medieval Europe” [provisional title], the invited 2011 Trout Lecture, a public presentation of the Montana State University Libraries Trout and Salmonid Initiative, Bozeman, MT, 3 February

2011 “Reassessing ‘Ecological Crisis in Fourteenth Century Europe’” in a panel on ‘European Experience with Sustainable Practices in the Later Middle Ages” at the annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, Phoenix, AZ, 13-16 April

co-author with Christoph Sonnlechner. “Maximilians Patent von 1506: Vom Archivobjekt zum Umweltschutz,” Jahrbuch für Wiener Geschichte, 2006. forthcoming 2010

"Elemental Resources and Aquatic Ecosystems: Medieval Europeans and their Rivers" in Terje Tvedt, Terje Østigård, and Richard Cooper, eds., Rivers and Society: From the Birth of Agriculture to Modern Times, 163-200. A History of Water, series 2, vol. 2. London: I. B. Tauris, forthcoming 2010

Current Courses

TermCourse NumberSectionTitleType 
Winter 2018 AP/ADMS3900 3.0  The Practice of General Management LECT  
Winter 2018 AP/ADMS3930 3.0  Management ONLN  


Professor Randy Hoffman is interested in: strategic management simulations; decision tree operational management simulations; case development in organizational behaviour; and probabilistic economic scenarios, all of which have been incorporated into his publishing and teaching. Prior to joining the Atkinson Faculty in 1978, Randy conducted strategic assessments of potential high technology ventures for a large Canadian firm.


Professor Randy Hoffman is interested in: strategic management simulations; decision tree operational management simulations; case development in organizational behaviour; and probabilistic economic scenarios, all of which have been incorporated into his publishing and teaching. Prior to joining the Atkinson Faculty in 1978, Randy conducted strategic assessments of potential high technology ventures for a large Canadian firm. This formed the “real world” context for Professor Hoffman’s academic interests, which were translated into his authorship of a textbook on business policy after joining the Faculty. Cases he has developed have appeared in many Canadian and foreign textbook publications. He co-developed Resort Strategic Management Simulation to provide undergraduates, graduates and practicing managers with a comprehensive and interactive business learning experience. Randy has also been instrumental in the design and creation of a computer-based learning platform for multimedia, interactive, online education, an initiative derived, in part, from his earlier career in electronic systems engineering. Current teaching interests include organizational behaviour and several intermediate and advanced courses in operational and strategic management.

Area of Specialization

Management

Degrees

MBA, York University
BEng, McGill University

Research Interests:

Management , Probabilistic Economic Scenarios, Decision Tree Operaional Management Simulations, Case Developement in Organizational Behaviour

All Publications

Book Chapters

“Medieval Europeans and their Aquatic Ecosystems” in Bernd Herrmann, ed. Beiträge zum Göttinger Umwelthistorischen Kolloquium 2007-2008, 45-64. Graduiertenkolleg Interdisziplinäre Umweltgeschichte . Göttingen: Universitätsverlag, 2008 [free access online through [http://webdoc.sub.gwdg.de/univerlag/2008/umweltkolloquium_2.pdf ]

“Aquaculture in Champagne before the Black Death of 1348-1350,” in P. Béarez, S. Grouard, and B. Clavel, eds., Archéologie du poisson. 30 ans d’archéo-ichtyologie au CNRS. Hommage aux travaux de Jean Desse et Nathalie Desse-Berset, 67-82. XXVIIe rencontres internationales d’archéologie et d’histoire d’Antibes. Antibes: Éditions APDCA, 2008.

"Footprint Metaphor and Metabolic Realities: Environmental Impacts of Medieval European Cities," in Paolo Squatriti, ed., Natures Past: The Environment and Human History, 288-325. The Comparative Studies in Society and History book series. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2007.

“Der Karpfen (Cyprinus carpio L.): Der lange Weg eines “Fremdlings” in die Schweiz,” in Heide-Marie Hüster-Plogmann, ed., Fisch und Fischer aus zwei Jahrtausenden. Eine fischereiwirtschaftliche Zeitreise durch die Nordwestschweiz, 161-167. Forschungen in Augst, Bd. 39. Augst, Switzerland: Römerstadt Augusta Raurica, 2006

“Der Karpfen (Cyprinus carpio L.): Der lange Weg eines “Fremdlings” in die Schweiz,” in Heide-Marie Hüster-Plogmann, ed., Fisch und Fischer aus zwei Jahrtausenden. Eine fischereiwirtschaftliche Zeitreise durch die Nordwestschweiz, 161-167. Forschungen in Augst, Bd. 39. Augst, Switzerland: Römerstadt Augusta Raurica, 2006

"Chapter 3: Medieval Christendom in God’s Creation: Environmental Continuities, Coevolutions, and Changes,” in Tamara Whited et al., Northern Europe: An Environmental History, 45-72. Santa Barbara - Denver - Oxford: ABC-Clio, 2005

"Fishing" in Thomas F. Glick, Steven J. Livesey, and Faith Wallis, eds., Medieval Science, Technology and Medicine: an Encyclopedia, 175-176. New York and London: Routledge, 2005

"Ecology" in William C. Jordan, ed., Dictionary of the Middle Ages, Supplement 1, 169-174 New York: American Council of Learned Societies / Scribners, 2004.

Artorius Rex Britanniae from a Contemporary Witness” in Richard Ring and Richard Kay, eds., Proceedings of the Pseudo Society: First Series, 1986-1993, 175-179. Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2003.

“Carp, Cods, Connections: New Fisheries in the Medieval European Economy and Environment” in Mary J. Henninger-Voss, ed., Animals in Human Histories: The Mirror of Nature and Culture, 3-55. Rochester, N.Y.: University of Rochester Press, 2002.

“Medieval Fishing” in Paolo Squatriti, ed., Working with Water in Medieval Europe: Technology and Resource Use, pp. 331-393. Leiden: Brill, 2000.

“Fishing and Fish Culture, Western Christian” in William M. Johnston, ed., Encyclopedia of Monasticism, vol. 1, pp. 475-477. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000.

"Fishing" in W. Kibler and G. Zinn, eds., Medieval France: An Encyclopedia, p. 347. New York: Garland, 1995.

"Fishers in Late Medieval Rural Society Around Tegernsee, Bavaria - a Preliminary Sketch," pp. 371-408 in Edwin B. DeWindt, ed., The Salt of Common Life: Individuality and Choice in the Medieval Town, Countryside and Church. Essays Presented to J. Ambrose Raftis. Kalamazoo, 1995.

"Tools, Agricultural: European" in J.R. Strayer, ed., Dictionary of the Middle Ages, Vol. XII, New York: Scribners, 1989, pp. 72-83. [8000 words]

"Villages, Community" in J.R. Strayer, ed., Dictionary of the Middle Ages, Vol. XII, New York: Scribners, 1989, pp. 437-441.

"Tenure of Land, Western European" in J.R. Strayer, ed., Dictionary of the Middle Ages, Vol. XI, New York: Scribners, 1988, pp. 671-686. [10,000 words]

"The Protohistory of Pike in Western Culture" in E.J. Crossman and J. Casselman, eds., An Annotated Bibliography of the Pike Esox lucius. Life Sciences Miscellaneous Publications. Toronto: Royal Ontario Museum, 1987, pp. vii-xvi. Reprinted pp. 61-76 in J.E. Salisbury, ed., The Medieval World of Nature: A Book of Essays. New York: Garland, 1993.

"Fish Ponds" in J.R. Strayer, ed., Dictionary of the Middle Ages, vol. V., New York: Scribners, 1985, pp. 73-74.

"Wrocław Citizens as Rural Landholders" in H. Miskimin, D. Herlihy, and A.L. Udovitch eds., The Medieval City. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977, pp. 293-312.

"Medieval Origins of the Common Fields", in European Peasants and their Markets, William N. Parker and Eric Jones, eds. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1975, pp. 23-71.

Journal Articles

co-author with Verena Winiwarter, “Making Land and Water Meet: Cycling of nutrients between fields and ponds in Pre-Modern Europe,” Agricultural History, 84:3 (Summer 2010), 352-380

"Economic Development and Aquatic Ecosystems in Medieval Europe," American Historical Review, 101 (1996), 631-669. Reprinted in James Muldoon and Felipe Fernández-Armesto, eds. Internal Colonization in Medieval Europe, 123-161. Burlington, VT: Ashgate/Variorum, 2008.

with four co-participants. “AHR Conversation: Environmental Historians and Environmental Crisis,” American Historical Review, 113(2008), 1431-1465.

Editor, “Environmental History at Kalamazoo, 2008" [collected abstracts from sessions at Kalamazoo Medieval Congress, 2008]”, AVISTA Forum Journal, 18:1/2 (Fall 2008), 98-102.

co-author with Dirk van Damme, Nina Bogutskaya, and Carl Smith, “The Introduction of the European Bitterling (Rhodeus amarus) to west and central Europe,” Fish and Fisheries, 8:2 (2007), 79-106.

Editor, “Environmental History at Kalamazoo, 2006" [collected abstracts from sessions at Kalamazoo Medieval Congress, 2006]”, AVISTA Forum Journal, 16:1/2 (Fall 2006), 55-59

co-author with Heike K. Lotze and 13 others, "Human transformations of the Wadden Sea ecosystem through time: a synthesis," in Heike K. Lotze and Karsten Reise, eds., Helgoland Marine Research, 59:1 (April 2005) [special issue ‘Ecological history of the Wadden Sea’], 84-95. (published on-line 2005 January 29)

“Recommended Readings: a sixteenth-century exemplar and source,” Environmental History, 16:4 (October 2005), 689-691.

Editor, “Human Economy and Natural Environment in the Middle Ages [collected abstracts from sessions at Kalamazoo Medieval Congress, 2004]”, AVISTA Forum Journal, 14:1 (Fall 2004), 62-68.

"A brief history of aquatic resource use in medieval Europe" in Heike K. Lotze and Karsten Reise, eds., Helgoland Marine Research, 59:1 (April 2005) [special issue ‘Ecological history of the Wadden Sea’], 22-30. (published on-line 2004 December 11)

“Frontier Foods for Late Medieval Consumers: Culture, Economy, Ecology,” Environment and History, 7 (2001), 131-167.

“A Longer View: Is Industrial Metabolism Really the Problem?” in M. Fischer-Kowalski, E. Rosa, R.P. Sieferle, and B. Smetschka, eds., Nature, Society and History: Long Term Dynamics of Social Metabolism, eds., a special issue of Innovation: The European Journal of Social Sciences, 14:2 (2001), 143-155.

“The Antiquities of Angling,” In-Fisherman. The Journal of Freshwater Fishing, 23:1 (February 1998), 38-48 [not a refereed publication]

"Environmental Change and the Culture of Common Carp in Medieval Europe," Guelph Ichthyology Reviews, 3 (1995), 57-85. Reprinted pp. 272-301 in H. R. Axelrod et al., The Completely Illustrated Guide to Koi for Your Pond. Neptune City, N.J.: T.F.H. Publications, 1996.

"Carpes pour le duc...: the operation of fish ponds at La Perriére-sur-Saône, Burgundy, 1338-52," Archaeofauna [Madrid], 4 (1995), 33-45.

"The Oldest Use of Silk in Fly Fishing", The American Fly Fisher, 19:3 (Winter 1993), 16-19.

"The Evidence for Early European Angling, II: The Mysterious Manuscript of Astorga, 1624," The American Fly Fisher, 16:3 (1990), 8-16.

"Fishing for Sport in Medieval Europe: New Evidence," Speculum, 60 (1985), 877-902.

[trans. with T.V. Cohen] "El Tratadico de la Pesca: The Little Treatise on Fishing of Fernando Basurto . . . 1539," The American Fly Fisher, 11:3 (Summer, 1984), 8-13.

"The Evidence for Early European Angling, I: Basurto's Dialogo of 1539," The American Fly Fisher, 11:4 (Fall, 1984), 2-9.

"Undertaking a Rehabilitation Project" in Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, Community Fisheries Involvement Program Field Manual, Part l: Trout Stream Rehabilitation. Toronto: OMNR, n.d. [1984] , pp. 35-42.

"Outsiders by Birth and Blood: Racist Ideologies and Realities around the Periphery of Medieval European Culture," Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History, 6 (1983), 3-34. Reprinted in James Muldoon and Felipe Fernández-Armesto, eds., The Medieval Frontiers of Latin Christendom: Expansion, Contraction, Continuity, 149-180. Burlington, VT: Ashgate/ Variorum, 2008.

"Outsiders by Birth and Blood: Racist Ideologies and Realities around the Periphery of Medieval European Culture," Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History, 6 (1983), 3-34. Reprinted in James Muldoon and Felipe Fernández-Armesto, eds., The Medieval Frontiers of Latin Christendom: Expansion, Contraction, Continuity, 149-180. Burlington, VT: Ashgate/ Variorum, 2008.

"A New Treatise on the Treatyse" The American Fly Fisher, 9:3 (Summer 1982), 2-6.

"Towards a `City-State' in East-Central Europe: Control of Local Government in the Late Medieval Duchy of Wrocław", Societas. A Review of Social History, 5 (1975), 173-199.

"Nazwy i miejscowości: Trzy studia z historii średniowiecznej okręgu wrocławskiego," (Place Names and Places: Three Studies in the Medieval Wrocław District):, Śląski Kwartalnik Historyczny. Sobótka, 29 (1974), l-25.

"Warfare, Weather, and a Rural Economy: The Duchy of Wrocław in the Mid Fifteenth Century", Viator, 4 (1973), 273-305.

(with H.B. Johnson, Jr.) "Un village portugais en mutation: Povóa d'El Rey a la fin du XIVe siecle", Annales: économies sociétés civilizations, 16 (1971), 917-940.

Conference Papers

2010 “Too Many Catches? Consumption, Habitat, Climate, and Competition in Medieval European Fisheries” , an invited public lecture in the 2010 Saul O. Sidore lecture series entitled ‘Sea Stories for the Future: Interdisciplinary Conversations on Historic Oceans and Contemporary Marine Science’ at the Center for the Humanities, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, 27 October.

2009 “Fisheries Protection and State Authority on the Late Medieval Danube: Contextualizing the Imperial Patent of 1506" in a panel on ‘Imagined abundance and ecological realities: Dealing with aquatic resources in late medieval Europe’ at the annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, Tallahassee, Florida, Feb 26-Mar 1.

2009 “Bugs, Beasts, and Business: Some Everyday and Long-Term Interactions in Preindustrial Europe,” an invited lecture at the XLI Settimana di Studi of the Istituto Internazionale di Storia Economica “F. Datini”: Le interazioni fra economia e ambiente biologico nell’Europa preindustriale. Secc. XIII-XVIII / Economic and Biological Interactions in the Pre-industrial Europe from the 13th to the 18th Centuries, Prato, 26-30 April

2009 “Puzzling out medieval herring from a pan-European perspective” st the 15th Fish Remains Working Group International Congress of Archaeozoology, Poznań-Toruń, Poland, 3-9 September.

2008 “Puzzling out medieval herring from a European perspective”, a paper for the 37th Annual University of British Columbia Medieval Workshop, Vancouver, 2008 April 2-3. Revised for delivery to the Quelque Arpents de Niege workshop of environmental historians in Canada, held at the University of Toronto, 2008 December 12.

2008 “Nature and Culture, Culture and Nature, in the Middle Ages and in Medieval Studies” an invited keynote lecture at the International Medieval Congress 2008 at the University of Leeds, 2008 July 7-10. Revised for delivery in a series of lectures in Medieval Studies at the University of Waterloo, 2008 Nov 27. Further revised for presentation to the Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, 2009 Sept 10.

2008 "Elemental Resources and Aquatic Ecosystems: Medieval Europeans and their Rivers" an invited lecture at the international workshop "The Way the Rivers Run: World History and Changes in the Water Landscape", sponsored by the Centre for Advanced Study at the Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters in Oslo, 2008 November 17-18.

2007 panelist (and organizer) in “Round Table: Doing Environmental History Outside the Modern Age: Problems and Paradigms” at the annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, Baton Rouge, LA, 2007 February 28- March 3.

2007 “Medieval European Fisheries: Archaeological and historical evidence for some indicator species,” an invited lecture at Institut Maurice-Lamontagne / Maurice Lamontagne Institute, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Mont Joli, Quebec, March 30.

2007 “Medieval Europeans and Their Aquatic Ecosystems,” an invited lecture at Graduierte Kolleg: Interdiziplinäre Umweltgeschichte – Naturale Umwelt und gesellschaftliches Handeln in Mitteleuropa, Georg August Universität, Göttingen, Germany, May 23.

2007 “Connecting Traditional Aquaculture to Land, Water, and Agroecosystems,” a paper for the panel entitled “Soils, woods, waters: Ecological connections maintaining productivity and creating traditional European agroecosystems” at the biennial meeting of the European Society for Environmental History, Amsterdam, 2007 June 5-9.

2007 “Aquaculture in Champagne before the Black Death (1348-50)” a paper for the biennial meeting of the Fish Remains Working Group, International Congress of Archaeozoology, Antibes, France, 2007 October 18-20.

2006 co-author with Verena Winiwarter, “Making Land and Water Meet: Cycling of Nutrients between Fields and Ponds in Pre-Modern Europe,” a paper for the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association, Minneapolis, MN, 2006 November 1-4.

2005 co-author with Bernd Herrmann et al. of "Abundance of Species in Historic Times: Report of an ad-hoc research group" at the 3d meeting of the European Society for Environmental History, Florence, Italy, 16-19 February 2005.

2005 panelist in Round Table "Teaching Environmental History" at the annual meeting of the Canadian Historical Association, University of Western Ontario, 31 May 2005.

2005 "Strekfusz: a competitor to imported stockfish in late medieval eastern Europe", a paper for the 13th Fish Remains Working Group Meeting, International Council for Archaeozoology, Basel, Switzerland, 5-9 October 2005.

2005 "Aquatic Commons in worlds of change: Medieval European experiences and present-day management issues" an invited lecture at the Zentrum für Umweltgeschichte of the Fakultät für Interdisziplinäre Forschung und Fortbildung, Universität Klagenfurt in Wien, Vienna, 2005 October 17. Repeated at the meeting of the Quelque Arpents de Neige workshop of environmental historians in Canada, held at the University of Western Ontario, 2005 December 9.

2004 "Aquatic Resource Use in Medieval Europe", an invited contribution to an international workshop "Ecological History of the Wadden Sea: 2000 years of human-induced change in a unique coastal ecosystem" at the Wadden Sea Field Research Station, List, Sylt, of the Alfred-Wegener-Institute of Polar and Marine Research, Universität Kiel, 2004 January 22-25.

2004 "Footprint metaphor and metabolic realities: Environmental impacts of medieval urbanism", an invited lecture at the Zentrum für Umweltgeschichte of the [Austrian interuniversity] Fakultät für Interdisziplinäre Forschung und Fortbildung--Wien, Vienna, 2004 June 28.

2004 "Homo et Natura, Homo in Natura: Ecological Perspectives on the European Middle Ages," an invited lecture to open a public series on "Nature in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance" at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Ohio State University, 2004 October 15

2003 "Ecological Footprints of Medieval Cities" in a session on "Medieval Landscapes" at the 2d Meeting of the European Society for Environmental History, Prague, 2003 September 3-6.

2003 "The 'Ecological Footprint' of Medieval European Cities", an invited contribution to an international conference on 'Natures Past: Comparative Perspectives on Environmental Change" sponsored by Comparative Studies in Society and History at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2003 October 3-4.

2002 "Beyond the Limits: Ecological Footprints of Medieval Cities" at an interdisciplinary conference "City Limits: Urban Culture in the Middle Ages" of the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, 2002 March 2.

2002 “Medieval Europeans and their Aquatic Ecosystems,” an invited contribution to a symposium “Historical Perspectives on Natural History and Ecology” at the 83d Annual Meeting of the Western Society of Naturalists, Monterey, California, 2002 November 8-11.

2001 “Aquaculture and the Engineering of Landscapes in Medieval Europe” in a session on “Long Term Landscape History in Europe” at the annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, Durham, N.C., March-April 2001

2001 “Deep History in Some Marine Coastal Environments”, an invited paper in a special session on “Marine Environmental History: Shifting Baselines and Conservation Targets” at the Second Symposium on Marine Conservation Biology sponsored by the Marine Conservation Biology Institute, San Francisco State University, June 2001.

1999 “Foodways to Fishes: Doing Medieval Environmental History,” an invited lecture and seminar in the History Seminar Series, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.

1999 “Eating over the Boundary: Food from Beyond Natural Local Ecosystems” in the conference “Constructing and Deconstructing Frontiers: A Cross-Disciplinary Workshop” sponsored by the Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest.

1999 “Marketing an Innovation, Visualizing a Craft: Images in the First Printed Book on Fishing, 1493-1557,” a public lecture sponsored by the Department of Medieval Studies, Central European University, Budapest.

1999 “Frontier Fisheries for Medieval Consumers” opening lecture in the symposium “Beyond natural local ecosystems: Long-distance trading in fish and wood in the Netherlands, 1300-1700" sponsored by the Leerstoel Economische en Sociale Geschiedenis and Net Werk Stichting voor geschiedenis van hygiëne en milieu at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

1999 “Exotic Food: Medieval Europeans eating fish from outside natural local ecosystems” at the tenth biennial meeting of the Fish Remains Working Group, International Congress of Archaeozoology, New York City, September 1999.

1999 “Frontier Foods for Late Medieval Consumers: Culture, Economy, Ecology,” a lecture at the Institut für Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte at the Universität Wien, Vienna, Austria, September 1999.

1999 “A Longer View: Is Industrial Metabolism [Really] the Problem?” in a session on “Traditions in Coping with Nature” at the international conference on Nature, Society and History: Long Term Dynamics of Social Metabolism sponsored by IFF-Social Ecology and several international foundations, Vienna, Austria, September-October 1999

1998 “Foodways to Fishes: Doing Medieval Environmental History,” an invited lecture and seminar in the series “Medieval Studies Beyond the Borders of the Humanities” at the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Ohio State University, Columbus.

1998 “How to Catch Fish: from Oral Exchanges to Printed Instructions,” an invited lecture and seminar at the Center for Medieval Studies, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities).

1998 “Protein, Penance, and Prestige: Medieval Demand for Fish” at a session on “The Infrastructures of Medieval Trade” at the 33d International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo

1998 “Fish and Man: Changing Relations in Medieval Central Europe” an invited presentation to the annual meeting of the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Mittelalterarchäologie with the theme “Tier und Mensch im Mittelalter”, Thaya, Austria

1997 “New Fisheries in the Medieval Economy and Environment” at a session on “Animals in the Medieval Landscape” at the annual meeting, Medieval Academy of America, Toronto

1997 “Carp, Cods, Connections: New Fisheries in the Medieval European Economy and Environment,” an invited lecture and seminar at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville

1996 "Supply of fish to medieval towns" at a session on "Urban Economy and Society" at the 31st International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University.

1995 "Changing Aquatic Ecosystems and Carp Culture in Medieval Europe," an invited lecture at the Institute of Ichthyology, University of Guelph.

1995 "Economic Development and Aquatic Ecosystems in Medieval Europe" at the session "L'histoire de l'environnement' in the 18th International Congress of Historical Sciences, Montréal.

1995 "Economic expansion, habitat destruction, and depletion of inland fisheries in medieval Europe," Fish Remains Working Group, International Congress of Archaeozoology, Madrid, Spain.

1995 "Protein, culture, and environment: the complex ecologies of fisheries in medieval Europe," an invited lecture at Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island.

1994 "Economic Development and Aquatic Ecosystems in Medieval Europe" at the 29th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University.

1993 "Medieval Cistercian Fisheries; Natural and Artificial" at "L'espace cistercien: Colloque international", sponsored by the Council of Europe, Abbaye de Fontfroide (Narbonne), France.

1993 "Medieval Society and Aquatic Ecosystem at Tegernsee" at the 28th International Congress of Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University.

1993 "Late Medieval Germanies: Economic and Regional Perspectives" at the German-American Colloquium on German Medieval History, Medieval Institute, University of Notre Dame.

1993 "Remains and Verbal Evidence of Carp (Cyprinus carpio) in Medieval Europe," Fish Remains Working Group, International Congress of Archaeozoology, Leuven, Belgium

1991 "Traditional oral practice and literate culture in the first printed book on fishing" at the 26th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo.

1991 "Artorius Rex Britanniae from a Contemporary Witness" Annual Meeting, Societas Fontibus Historiae Medii Aevi Inveniendis.

1991 "The Craft of Fishing Alpine Lakes, ca. AD. 1500." Fish Remains Working Group, International Congress of Archaeozoology, Schleswig, Germany.

1990 "A Comparative Approach to Socio-Economic Changes on the Frontiers of Latin Christendom" session on Medieval Frontiers and Beyond at the 25th International Congress of Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University.

1990 "A Fine Kettle of Fish: The Problematic Development of Pisciculture in Medieval Europe," session on Estate Management and Managers in the Pre-Industrial European Countryside at the 15th Annual Meeting, Social Science History Association.

1989 "Carpes pour le duc...: the operation of fish ponds at La Perriére-sur-Saône, Burgundy, 1338-52." Fish Remains Working Group, International Congress of Archaeozoology, Gothenburg, Sweden.

1987 "Pike (Esox lucius) in Medieval European Culture," Tenth Annual Conference, Society of Ethnobiology.

1987 "Pike (Esox lucius) in late Medieval Culture: from Illiterate Empiricism to Literate Traditions,": International Congress of Archaeozoology Fish Remains Working Group, University of York, England.

1987 "Knightly Families and their Properties around Wrocław," University of British Columbia Medieval Workshop on Dynasties.

1986 "Family and Property among the Elite of Late Medieval Wrocław" delivered to the history seminar, Instytut Historii Kultury Materialnej, Polska Akademia Nauk, Warsaw.

1985 "Adventures with Arthur: The Historian's Questions," session on Teaching Chivalry, 20th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1984 "Fishing for Sport in Medieval Europe: New Evidence and an Interpretation," session on Medieval Societies and Natural Environments, 19th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1984 "Teaching Critical Skills in Beginning History Courses at York," Fourth Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning in Post-Secondary Education, University of Western Ontario.

1983 "Family and Property among the Elite of Late Medieval Wrocław," University of British Columbia Medieval Workshop on Late Medieval Urban Institutions.

1982 "Forms of Dominance, Community Resistance, and Collaboration in a Late Medieval Principality of East-Central Europe," at Yale University Spring Colloquium: Peasantry: Domination and Resistance.

1982 "Default on Peasant Obligations in the Wrocław Duchy, 1425-1480: Social Resistance or Economic Distress?" session on Medieval Poland, 17th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1981 "Outsiders by birth and blood: ideology and reality around the periphery of medieval European culture," Annual Medieval Symposium, Scarborough College, University of Toronto.

1981 "The Uses of Institutional Innovation: Locatio of Villages with German Law in the Duchy of Wrocław, 1220-1395," session on The Medieval Frontier: Ideas and Institutions, Sixteenth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1980 "The Distribution of Lordships and the Coming of Serfdom to East-Central Europe". Fifteenth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1980 "Credit and Debt in the Rural Society of the Wrocław Duchy," session on Late Medieval Agrarian History, Annual Meeting, American Historical Association.

1979 "At the Fringes of the Medieval West: Intercultural Contacts and their Effects". Fourteenth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1978 "Lineage, Property, and Power among the Knightly Nobility of the Fourteenth Century Wrocław Duchy". Thirteenth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1976 "At the Intersection of Agriculture and Commerce: Rural Markets and Traders around Wrocław in the Fourteenth Century". Eleventh International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1974 "Between Lord and Peasant: On the Socio-Economic Role of the Schultz in the German Law Village". Ninth International Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1973 "The Systematic Study of Documentary Series: A Methodological Example in the Medieval Countryside"; Eighth Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1973 "Between Lord and Peasant: The Role of the Schultz in The German Law Village": Medieval House, University of Rochester.

1972 "Population Growth, Resource Limits, and Communal Control: On the Origins of Common Field Agriculture in Medieval Europe"; Special Conference on Economic Issues in European Agrarian History, Yale University.

1972 "Warfare, Weather, and a Rural Economy: The Duchy of Wrocław in the Mid-Fifteenth Century"; Seventh Congress on Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University.

1972 "Control of Local Government in the Duchy of Wrocław, 1336-1530"; session on East-Central Europe: Crown and Diet, University of British Columbia History Workshop, Kingship and Estates in the Later Middle Ages.

1971 "Postwar Studies in the Demography of Medieval Poland: A Review and Evaluation"; Second Congress of Scientists and Scholars, Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences in America.

1971 "Common-Field Institutions and Medieval Population Growth", Workshop on Peasants in Europe, Council for European Studies.

1971 "The Changing Class Structure of Landlords in the Duchy of Wrocław in the Later Middle Ages", Session on Computer Techniques in Medieval Social History, Annual Meeting, American Historical Association.

Book Reviews

Ben Dodds and Richard Britnell, eds. Agriculture and Rural Society after the Black Death: Common Themes and Regional Variations. Studies in Regional and Local History, vol. 6. (Hatfield, UK: University of Hertfordshire Press, 2008) in Agricultural History, 84:2 (Spring 2010) 247-249.

Human Impacts on Ancient Marine Ecosystems. A Global Perspective, edited by Torben C. Rick and Jon M. Erlandson. (Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press, 2008) in Environmental History, 15 (2010), 146-148.

David Nicholas, The Northern Lands: Germanic Europe, c.1270-c.1500. (Malden, MA, Oxford, and Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) in Speculum 85(2010), 715-717.

Verena Winiwarter and Martin Knoll, Umweltgeschichte. Eine Einführung (Köln, Weimar, Wien: Böhlau Verlag, 2007) for Environmental History, 14 (2009), 164-166.

David Butcher, Rigged for River and Sea: A researcher’s guide to late medieval and early-modern terms, relating to fishing and associated trades and deriving mainly from English sources (Hull: Maritime Historical Studies Centre for the North Atlantic Fisheries History Association, 2008) in International Journal of Maritime History 21:1 (June 2009),390-391.

Alix Cooper, Inventing the Indigenous: Local Knowledge and Natural History in Early Modern Europe. (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007) in Environmental History, 14 (2009), 756-757.

Piotr Górecki, A Local Society in Transition. The Henryków Book and Related Documents. Studies and Texts, 155. (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies, 2007) in The Polish Review, 54 (2009) ,

Isabel Alfonso Anton, ed. The Rural History of Medieval European Societies: Trends and Perspectives. The medieval countryside, vol. 1. (Turnhout: Brepols, 2007) . in The Medieval Review (http://www.hti.umich.edu/t/tmr/) posted 2008 Jan 13

Vicki Ellen Szabo, Monstrous Fishes and the Mead-Dark Sea: Whaling in the Medieval North Atlantic. (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2008) in International Journal of Maritime History 20:2 (December 2008), 396-397.

C. M. Woolgar, D. Serjeantson and T. Waldron, eds. Food in medieval England. Diet and nutrition (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006) in Agricultural History Review, 55 (2007), 128-129.

Jean-Loup Abbé, À la conquête des étangs. L’aménagement de l’espace en Languedoc méditerranéen (XIIe-XVe siècle) (Toulouse: Presses Universitaires du Mirail, 2006) in American Historical Review, 112 (2007) 1589-1591.

Robin S. Oggins, The Kings and Their Hawks: Falconry in Medieval England. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2004) in Speculum, 81 (2006), 248-250.

David E. Sutton, Remembrance of Repasts: An Anthropology of Food and Memory (Oxford and New York: Berg, 2001) in Journal of Modern Greek Studies, 24 (2006), 472-474.

John Langdon, Mills in the Medieval Economy: England 1300-1540. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004) in The Medieval Review (http://www.hti.umich.edu/t/tmr/)

Lisa Wolverton, Hastening Toward Prague. Power and Society in the Medieval Czech Lands (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001) in Speculum, 74 (2003), 1433-1436

Tom Williamson, Shaping Medieval Landscapes: Settlement, Society, Environment. (Macclesfield, Cheshire: Windgather Press, 2003) in The Medieval Review (http://www.hti.umich.edu/t/tmr/)

Harold Fox, The evolution of the fishing village: landscape and society along the south Devon coast, 1086-1550 (Leicester Explorations in Local History 1, Leopard's Head Press, 2001) in The Agricultural History Review, 50:1 (June 2002),

David Levine, At the Dawn of Modernity. Biology, Culture, and Material Life in Europe after the Year 1000. (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001) in International History Review, 34 (2002), 869-871.

John Howe and Michael Wolfe, eds., Inventing Medieval Landscapes. Senses of Place in Western Europe (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2002) in H-Net Reviews in the Humanities and Social Sciences (http://www2.h-net.msu.edu/reviews)

Richard K. Marshall, The Local Merchants of Prato: Small Entrepreneurs in the Late Medieval Economy. (Baltimore: Hopkins, 1999) in The Canadian Journal of History, 26 (2001), 119-120.

Angelika Lampen, Fischerei und Fischhandel im Mittelalter: Wirtschafts- und sozialgeschichtliche Untersuchungen nach urkundlichen und archäologischen Quellen des 6. bis 14. Jahrhunderts im Gebiet des Deutschen Reiches (Husum: Matthiesen Verlag, 2000) in International Journal of Maritime History, 13 (2001), 253-261.

Petrus de Crescentiis, Ruralia commoda. Das Wissen des vollkommenen Landwirts um 1300, 3: Buch VII-XII, ed. Will Richter (Heidelberg, 1998) in Speculum 75 (2000), 222-223.

J. David, L’outil. Typologie des Sources du Moyen Âge Occidental, 78. (Turnhout: Brepols, 1997) in Speculum 74 (1999), 727-728.

Petrus de Crescentiis, Ruralia commoda. Das Wissen des vollkommenen Landwirts um 1300, 1: Einleitung mit Buch I-III, ed. Will Richter (Heidelberg, 1995) in Speculum 73 (1998), 241-242.

J. Sarnowsky, Die Wirtschaftsführung des Deutschen Ordens in Preußen (1382-1454). (Köln, 1993) in Speculum 72 (1997), 216-217.

J. Sedlar, East Central Europe in the Middle Ages, 1000-1500 (Seattle, 1994) in Canadian-American Slavic Studies, 30 (1996).

R. Britnell and B. Campbell, eds., A Commercializing Economy: England 1086 to c.1300 (Manchester, 1995) in Albion, 28 (1996), 669-670.

F. Carter, Trade and Urban Development in Poland: An Economic Geography of Cracow from its Origins to 1795 (Cambridge, 1994) in Speculum, 70 (1995), 889-890.

T. Kjærgaard, The Danish Revolution 1500-1800: an Ecohistorical Interpretation (Cambridge, 1994) and V. Smil, Energy in World History (Boulder, 1994) in Canadian Journal of History, 30 (1995), 498-500.

W. Rösener, Peasants in the Middle Ages (Chicago, 1992) in Speculum, 69 (1994), 1264-1266.

R. Bechmann, Trees and Man: The Forest in the Middle Ages (New York, 1990) in Speculum, 67 (1992), 373-375.

B. Arnold, Princes and Territories in Medieval Germany (Cambridge, 1991) in Canadian Journal of History, 27 (1992) 105-106.

A. Guillerme, The Age of Water: The Urban Environment in the North of France, A.D. 300-1800 (College Station, Texas, 1988), in Speculum, 65 (1990), 416-419.

R. Holt, The Mills of Medieval England (Oxford, 1988), in American Historical Review, 95 (1990), 1515.

J. Hoensch, Premysl Otakar II. Von Böhmen. Der goldene König (Graz, 1989), in Canadian Slavonic Papers, 32 (1990), 512-513.

J. Favier, De l'or et des épices: Naissance de l'homme d'affaires an Moyen Age (Paris, 1987), in Histoire Sociale/Social History, 21 (1988), 160.

H.-W. Goetz, Leben in Mittelalter: Vom 7. bis 13. Jahrhundert (Munich, 1986), in Speculum 63 (1988), 401-402.

C. Berman, Medieval Agriculture, the Southern French Countryside, and the Early Cistercians (Philadelphia, 1986), in American Historical Review, 93 (1988), 1034.

W. TeBrake, Medieval Frontier: Culture and Economy in Rijnland (College Station, Texas, 1985), in Journal of Economic History, 47 (1987), 221-222.

Peter von Dusburg, Chronik des Preussenlandes, ed. and tr. K. Scholz and D. Wojtecki (Darmstadt, 1984), in Speculum, 61 (1986), 505-506.

H. Kuhnel et al. , Alltag im Spatmittelalter (Graz, 1984), in Speculum, 61 (1986), 949-952.

P. Hohenberg and L. Lees, The Making of Urban Europe, 1000-1950 (Cambridge, Mass. 1985), in Speculum, 61 (1986), 1024.

B. Sasse, Die Socialstruktur Böhmens in der Frühzeit. Historische-archäologische Untersuchungen zum 9.-12. Jahrhundert (Berlin 1982), in American Historical Review, 90 (1985), 731-732.

O. Volk, Salzproduktion und Salzhandel mitteralterlicher Zisterzienzerkloster (Sigmaringen, 1984), in Speculum, 60 (1985), 1032-1034.

P.D.A. Harvey, ed., The Peasant Land Market in Medieval England (Oxford, 1984), in Agricultural History, 59 (1985), 586-587.

T. Manteuffel, The Formation of the Polish State, Tr. A. Gorski (Detroit, 1982), in Canadian-American Slavic Studies, 18 (1984), 208-209.

S. Ekdahl, Die Schlacht bei Tannenberg 1410. Quellenkritische Untersuchungen. Bd. I: Einfuhrung und Quellenlage (Berlin, 1982), in Canadian-American Slavic Studies, 18 (1984), 209-210.

R. Delort, Le commerce des fourrures en Occident a la fin du moyen age (vers 1300-vers 1450), 2 vols (Rome, 1978), in Speculum, 57 (1982), 365-367.

J.K. Federowicz, England's Baltic Trade in the Early Seventeenth Century (London and New York, 1980),in Journal of Modern History, 54 (1982), 552-555.

L. Kuchenbuch, Bäuerliche Gesellschaft und Klosterherrschaft im 9. Jahrhundert. Studien zur Sozialstruktur der Familia der Abtei Prüm (Wiesbaden, 1978),in Histoire sociale-Social History, 14 (1981), 239-240.

C. Ulbrich, Leibherrschaft am Oberrhein im Spatmittelalter (Göttingen, 1979),in American Historical Review, 85 (1980), 110.

H. Van der Wee and E. Van Cauwenberghe (eds.), Productivity of Land and Agricultural Innovation in the Low Countries (1250-1800) (Leuven/Louvain 1978),in Journal of European Economic History, 9 (1980), 249-250.

E. Ennen, The Medieval Town (Amsterdam and New York, 1979), in Speculum, 55 (1980), 556-557.

K. Górski, Zakon Krzyżacki a powstanie państwa pruskiego (Wrocław, 1977), in American Historical Review 84 (1979), 140.

R. Sprandel, Das mittelalterliche Zahlungssystem (Stuttgart, 1975), in Speculum, 52 (1977), 1048-1050.

K.S. Bader, Studien zu Rechtsgeschichte des mittelalterliches Dorfes, Vols. I-II (Weimar, 1957 and 1962), in Societas. A Review of Social History, 5 (1975), 158-163.

J. Cutileiro, A Portuguese Rural Society (Oxford, 197l), in Annales: economies, societies, civilisations, 29 (1974), 248-249.

P.W. Knoll, The Rise of the Polish Monarchy (Chicago, 1972), in Speculum, 49 (1974), 573-575.

Forthcoming

2011 "Dead Fishes Tell Lively Tales,” an invited public lecture to the Friends of Medieval Studies, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, 11 January.

2011 “Long Before Walton: Catching Trout and Salmon in Late Medieval Europe” [provisional title], the invited 2011 Trout Lecture, a public presentation of the Montana State University Libraries Trout and Salmonid Initiative, Bozeman, MT, 3 February

2011 “Reassessing ‘Ecological Crisis in Fourteenth Century Europe’” in a panel on ‘European Experience with Sustainable Practices in the Later Middle Ages” at the annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, Phoenix, AZ, 13-16 April

co-author with Christoph Sonnlechner. “Maximilians Patent von 1506: Vom Archivobjekt zum Umweltschutz,” Jahrbuch für Wiener Geschichte, 2006. forthcoming 2010

"Elemental Resources and Aquatic Ecosystems: Medieval Europeans and their Rivers" in Terje Tvedt, Terje Østigård, and Richard Cooper, eds., Rivers and Society: From the Birth of Agriculture to Modern Times, 163-200. A History of Water, series 2, vol. 2. London: I. B. Tauris, forthcoming 2010


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Winter 2018 AP/ADMS3900 3.0  The Practice of General Management LECT  
Winter 2018 AP/ADMS3930 3.0  Management ONLN