The Environmental History Interest Group (EHIG) represents a venue for graduate students and faculty from a wide range of departments to discuss recent scholarship and their own contributions to the diverse field of environmental history. Adopting a broad geographic, chronological, and thematic scope, the EHIG provides a space for scholarly collaboration by organizing reading groups, holding writing workshops, and inviting innovative scholars in the field to discuss their research.

As an eclectic field for studying human-environment relationships as they have evolved in particular places and contexts through time, environmental history cuts across traditional disciplinary divides. It also draws upon and incorporates other interdisciplinary fields, such as environmental anthropology, political ecology, and science and technology studies.