This is the thirty-second post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared amongst Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week.

Source: “What are Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs)?” – Department of Ecology, State of Washington


Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (October 2– October 8, 2017):

Monday: “H is for History: making the case for studying environmental law history” by Ben Pontin, OUPblog

Tuesday: CfP EARTHEN HISTORIES,” European Society for Environmental History

Wednesday: Mennonite Environmental History” by Ben Goossen, Anabaptist Historians

Thursday: How the Benzene Tree Polluted the World” by Rebecca Altman, The Atlantic

Friday: 52 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump” by Nadja Popovich and Livia Albeck-Ripka, The New York Times

Saturday: Midnight Oil Join Fight To #STOPADANI #AUSPOL #QLDPOL,” jpratt27

Sunday: Temporary apocalypses: The role of blizzards in American history” by Sean Munger,

Top Words

1. PCBs

2. rule 

3. environmental

4. Trump

5. new

6. history

7. industry

8. chemical

9. gas

10. Mennonite

11. chemicals

12. benzene

13. oil

Published by Jessica M. DeWitt

Dr. Jessica M. DeWitt is an environmental historian of Canada and the United States. She is passionate about the use of digital technologies to bridge the gap between the public and researchers. In addition to her community and professional work, she offers various editing and social media consultancy services.

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