This is the 183rd 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 24, 2020 – August 30, 2020):

Monday: “The ecological and evolutionary consequences of systemic racism in urban environments” by Christopher J. Schell, Science

Tuesday: The Things I Tell Myself When I’m Writing About Nature” by Helen Macdonald, LitHub

Wednesday: “Why Ecocide Should Now Be Considered An International Crime Against Humanity” by Oliver G. Alvar, Cultura Colectiva

Thursday: “Sports come to a halt: NBA, WNBA, MLB, MLS postpone games as players protest Jacob Blake shooting” by Ben Gollivar, The Washington Post

Friday: In 1958 Mao Zedong ordered all the sparrows to be killed because they ate too much grain” by Goran Blazeski, The Vintage News

Saturday: Associate Professor – Black Feminist Histories and Thought,” University of Toronto 

Sunday: It is not Hans Sloane who has been erased from history, but his slaves” by David Olusoga, The Guardian

Top Words

1. Scholar

2. urban

3. environmental

4. cities

5. social

6. ecological 

7. neighborhoods

8. Urban

9. diversity 

10. species

wordcloud 183 scholar urban environmental

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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