This is the 257th 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 (January 31, 2022 – February 6, 2022):

Monday: “‘This is environmental racism’: How a protest in a North Carolina farming town sparked a national movement” by Darryl Fears and Brady Dennis, The Washington Post


Tuesday: Neoliberal Extractivism of the Global South” by Aiman Aslam Khattak, The Anthropocene and More-Than-Human World Writing Workshop Series


Wednesday: “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


Thursday: “#EnvHist Worth Reading: January 2022” by Jessica DeWitt, Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE)


Friday: Black parliamentarians say protest convoy is a venue for ‘white supremacists’” by David Thurton, CBC


Saturday: Northern Environmental History Network – Inaugural Workshop” by Northern Environmental History Network, EventBrite


Sunday: The Devil’s Punchbowl (Mississippi), a story,” African American Registry


Top Words

  1. environmental
  2. Black
  3. said
  4. History
  5. people
  6. justice
  7. communities
  8. South
  9. Global
  10. North
environmental, black, said

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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