This is the 182nd 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 17, 2020 – August 23, 2020):

Monday: “Oil Companies Wonder If It’s Worth Looking for Oil Anymore” by Laura Hurst, Bloomberg Green

Tuesday: 5 Economists Redefining… Everything. Oh Yes, And They’re Women” by Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, Forbes

Wednesday: “‘All things will outlast us’: how the Indigenous concept of deep time helps us understand environmental destruction” by Ann McGrath, The Conversation

Thursday: “Of Lobsters and Lighthouses: Searching for Sovereignty at Machias Seal Island” by Kate Bauer, The Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)

Friday: Newsletter: Fires have already burned more acres statewide in 2020 than during all of 2019” by Julia Wick, Los-Angeles Times

Saturday: USPS Headquarters Tells Managers Not to Reconnect Mail Sorting Machines, Emails Show” by Aaron Gordon, Vice

Sunday: Christian Platonism: A History,” A J B Hampton

Top Words

1. Island

2. Seal

3. Machias

4. one

5. Christian

6. fires

7. also

8. can

9. Platonism

10. will

wordcloud island seal machias


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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