Plastic, Horne, New

This is the twenty-first post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared amongst Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week. Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (July 17 – July 23, 2017): Canadian officials confirm largest earthquake caused by …

Smith, Emails, Campaign

This is the seventeenth post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared amongst Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week. Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (June 26 – July 2, 2017): Monday: “Archives Theme Week: Creating Dialogue Between Archivists …

Race Relations in Early Park Films

Several months ago I wrote a short blog post about the objectification of women in early park films. In addition to gender issues, many park videos also illuminate mid-century race relations in North America. One of the most blaring statements on race relations within many of these films available on YouTube and elsewhere is the …

Environmental, Indigenous, States

This is the fourteenth post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared amongst Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week. Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (June 5 – June 11, 2017): Monday: “Inventing (the) English: Racism, Multilingualism and …

One, Trump, Says

This is the twelfth post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared amongst Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week.   Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (May 22 – May 28, 2017): Monday: “How Thousand-Year-Old Trees Became the New …

Rule, Said, CHANGED

This is the ninth post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared amongst Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week. Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (May 1 – May 7, 2017): Monday: “When Communism Inspired Americans” by Vivian Gornick, The New …

American, People, Said

This is the fifth post in my series that explores the most-used words in the top stories shared amongst Environmental Historians and Environmental Humanities scholars on Twitter each week. Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (March 27-April 2, 2017): Monday: “Princess Dashkova: The Princess and the Unicorn” by …

Continuing the Park System Visualization Experiment: Ontario Parks in Timeline Form

Back in February I explained how I am using interactive timelines to more easily analyze the develop of state and provincial park systems in the United States and Canada. In “Visualizing a Park System: Creating an Interactive Timeline,” I explained how I developed a label/colour system (see below) and mapped the development of Pennsylvania’s state …

Environmental History Worth Reading: October 2015

Here is a link to my choices for environmental history worth reading in October 2015 that I put together for the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE). Watch the accompanying video with Sean Kheraj below: #EnvHist Worth Reading: October 2015

Do Not Look Into the Manly Void: Horsbrugh, Pittsburgh, and Point State Park

Sometimes a source just clicks. Sometimes the writer just jumps from the page and one begins to feel like they know the individual personally. This is how I feel about ol’ Patrick Horsbrugh–or Patty, as I like to call him– an architect and urban planner who, in 1963, published the report, Pittsburgh Perceived: A Critical Review of …