This is the 199th 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. 

caste system pyramid diagram

Here are the top articles among environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (December 14, 2020 – December 20, 2020):

Monday: “John le Carré, author of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, dies aged 89” by Richard Lea and Sian Cain, The Guardian


Tuesday: I’ve Ben Thinking: Syracuse’s Racist Highway” by Ben Testain, I’ve Ben Thinking


Wednesday: “Caste Does Not Explain Race” by Charisse Burden-Stelly, Boston Review


Thursday: “USask awarded $4.8M for research chairs in digital gaming, health history, energy security, and environmental health” by USASK Research Profile and Impact, University of Saskatchewan


Friday: With historic picks, Biden puts environmental justice front and center” by Juliet Eilperin, Dino Grandoni, and Brady Dennis, The Washington Post


Saturday: GOP senator blocks bill to provide $1,200 stimulus checks” by Jordain Carney, The Hill


Sunday: I’ve been unfairly targeted, says academic at heart of National Trust ‘woke’ row” by Jamie Doward, The Guardian


Top Words

  1. caste
  2. Black
  3. system
  4. people
  5. said
  6. United
  7. racial
  8. social
  9. race
  10. States
caste, Black, system

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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