This is the forty-fifth 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.


Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (January 1– January 7, 2018):

Monday: “Air, Force, Environmental” by Jessica DeWitt, Historical DeWitticisms 

Tuesday: Do Civilisations Collapse?” by Sam Dresser, Aeon

Wednesday: “A Singing Volcano, a North Korean Nuke, and Other Earth-Shaking Events of 2017” by Marcia Bjornerud, The New Yorker

Thursday: Exposed: Adani’s Horrible History of Destruction, Fraud and Corruption,” Australian Marine Conservation Society

Friday: CFP: Northeast & Atlantic Region Environmental History Forum, June 2018, Ottawa” by Claire Campbell, Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)

Saturday: Mackenzie Valley pipeline project officially one for the history books” by Walter Strong, CBC News: North 

Sunday: A Brief History of Environmentalism” by Rex Weyler, Greenpeace International

Top Words

1. collapse

2. Maya

3. environmental

4. said

5. people

6. can

7. history

8. change

9. years

10. project

11. time

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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