This is the 196th 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. 

Six elementary school-age students sit in front of a teacher. One of the students in the middle, a white boy, has his hand raised.

Here are the top articles among environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (November 23, 2020 – November 29, 2020):

Monday: “The Canadian Environmental Justice Movement Needs Black Lives Matter” by Cheryl Teelucksingh, Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)


Tuesday: Environmental History and the Fall of Rome, with Kristina Sessa,” Medievalists.net


Wednesday: “An architect in furious agreement with the Treasurer (but not his entire demolition hit list)” by Shaun Carter, The Sydney Morning Herald


Thursday: “Toward an Environmental History of American Prisons” by Clarence Jefferson Hall, Jr., Process: A Blog About American History


Friday: Students burnt out by pandemic learning push more universities toward longer winter breaks” by Jessica Wong, CBC News


Saturday: 6 Badass Acts of Resistance Erased From History” by Jennifer Loubriel, Yes! Magazine


Sunday: In 1958 Mao Zedong ordered all the sparrows to be killed because they ate too much grain. This caused one of the worst environmental disasters in history” by Goran Blazeski, The Vintage News


Top Words

  1. students
  2. environmental
  3. many
  4. people
  5. University
  6. also
  7. said
  8. history
  9. New
  10. public
Students, Environmental, Many

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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