Comps Notes: Discovered Lands, Invented Pasts

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012. The full collection is accessible here. Discovered Lands, Invented Pasts: Transforming Visions of the American West Jules David Prown, et.al. …

Comps Notes: Goetzmanns’ The West of the Imagination

I decided to publish my write-ups from my comprehensive exam reading fields. I am publishing them *as is.* Thus they represent my thoughts as a new PhD student. They were written between September 2011 and July 2012. The full collection is accessible here. The West of the Imagination William H. Goetzmann and William N. Goetzmann In The West of the …

Earth, Environmental, Harrisons

This is the 112th 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 (April 14, 2019 – April 21, 2019): Sunday #WordCloud! Der, Die, Und …

Said, Water, One

This is the sixty-third 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 7 – May 13, 2018): From our archive: Mt. St. Helen’s: Visiting …