This is the 119th post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared among Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week.

Here are the top articles among environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (June 3, 2019 – June 9, 2019):

Monday: “Donate,” Contingent Magazine

Tuesday: How Do Paleontologists Find Fossils?” by Hans-Dieter Sues, 

Wednesday: “Environmental History and the History of Emotions” by Andrea Gaynor, Histories of Emotion

Thursday: ‘It is horrid’: India roasts under heat wave with temperatures above 120 degrees” by Joanna Slater, The Washington Post

Friday: Other Universities Are Divesting From Fossil Fuels—but Harvard Is Doubling Down on Them” by Wen Stephenson, The Nation

Saturday: Toxic PFAs Chemicals Found in Maine Farms Fertilized with Sewage Sludge” by Sharon Lerner, The Intercept

Sunday: The Cruelty is the Point” by Adam Serwer, The Atlantic

Top Words

1. Harvard

2. fossils

3. climate

4. sludge

5. said

6. fossil-fuel

7. environmental

8. emotions


10. one

11. can



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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