This is the 169th 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 (May 18, 2020 – May 24, 2020):

Monday: “Surfing The Severn Bore: The Muddy Brothers and Their Memories” by Marianna Dudley, Surf Simply


Tuesday: Is Environmental Activism Bad For Business? History Suggests Not” by Ken Silverstein, Forbes


Wednesday: “Cambridge University: All lectures to be online-only until summer of 2021,” BBC News


Thursday: Physiological, Behavioral, and Life-History Adaptations to Environmental Fluctuations in the Edible Dormouse” by Thomas Ruf and Claudia Bieber, PubMed.gov


Friday: 28-Year Old Makes History As Young Black CEO At Leading Environmental Tech Firm” by Blackbusiness.com, WUNDEF


Saturday: ‘There are too many’: bones of 60 mammoths found in Mexico” by Associated Press in Mexico City, The Guardian


Sunday: Robin Wall Kimmerer: ‘People can’t understand the world as a gift unless someone shows them how’” by James Yeh, The Guardian

Top Words

1. river

2. bore

3. Severn

4. surfers

5. will

6. said

7. tidal

8. wave

9. world

10. years

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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