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 et.al., 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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