This is the eighty-third 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 (September 24 – September 30, 2018):

Monday: “Cambridge University scientists create ancient tree ring diary,” BBC News

Tuesday: How England Broke off From Mainland Europe 450,000 Years Ago” by Patrick J. Kiger, howstuffworks

Wednesday: “Ireland and Ecocriticism: Literature, History and Environmental Justice” by Eóin Flannery, Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group

Thursday: Fracturing landscapes: a history of fences on the U.S.-Mexico divide,” by Mary E.  Mendoza, OUPblog 

Friday: Environmental activists airbrushed from protest history” by Rebecca Lush, Simon Fairlie, Emma Must, Phil Pritchard, Jason Torrance, and Richard Carter, The Guardian

Saturday: #EnvHist Worth Reading: August 2018” by Jessica DeWitt, Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)

Sunday: What Brett Kavanaugh on Supreme Court Could Mean for Climate Regulations” by Marianne Lavelle, Inside Climate News

Top Words

1. Irish

2. climate

3. history

4. border

5. Kavanaugh

6. change

7. said

8. can

9. first

10. ecological

11. fences


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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