This is the 253rd 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. 

Cobbled street in Boston, Massachusetts

Here are the top articles among environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (January 3, 2022 – January 9, 2022):

Monday: “Urban Archipelago: An Environmental History of the Boston Harbor Islands, with Dr Pavla Šimková (episode 239),” HUB History

Tuesday: The Pedagogy of Kindness” by Sumana Roy, Open

Wednesday: “Gainey Made History As Pittsburgh’s First Black Mayor. What Are His Priorities?” by Ollie Gratzinger, Pittsburgh

Thursday: “Cuba’s vaccine success story sails past mark set by rich world’s Covid efforts” by Ed Augustin, The Guardian


Saturday: Virginia’s Youngkin Taps Former Coal Lobbyist for Top Environmental Job” by Chris D’Angelo, Mother Jones

Sunday: Dark Money in the Holy City: A Short History of School Privatization in Charleston, South Carolina” by Paul Bowers, Diane Ravitch’s Blog

Top Words

  1. Boston
  2. Pavla
  3. islands
  4. harbor
  5. Jake
  6. also
  7. one
  8. like
  9. time
  10. city
Boston, Pavla, Islands

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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