This is the 129th 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 (August 12, 2019 – August 18, 2019):

Monday: “Incredible! Plans of the past saw skyscrapers, stadiums, or tunnels in place of Lake Balaton” by Anna Wynn, Daily News Hungary


Tuesday: List: Critically Acclaimed Horror Film of the 2010s or Your Ph.D. Program?” by Erika Vause, McSweeney’s 


Wednesday: “It’s raining plastic: microscopic fibers fall from the sky in Rocky Mountains” by Maanvi Singh, The Guardian


Thursday: Fracking causing rise in methane emissions, study finds” by Jillian Ambrose, The Guardian


Friday: Red tape is being weaponised in India to declare millions stateless” by Shoaib Daniyal, The Guardian 


Saturday: Sexism in the Academy: Women’s narrowing path to tenure” by Troy Vettese, n+1


Sunday: The Ancestral Blessings of Toni Morrison and Paule Marshall” by Edwidge Danticat, The New Yorker

Top Words

1. women

2. female

3. men

4. male

5. study 

6. one

7. percent

8. Gender

9. also 

10. academic

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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