Said, Falls, Ahsanis

This is the thirty-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 (September 25 – October 1, 2017): The latest in a long line of …

Natural, History, Will

This is the twenty-seventh 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 (August 28 – September 3, 2017): "The history of the Caribbean, is a …

Comps Notes: The “Frontier” in the West

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 “Frontier” in the West Frederick Jackson Turner, “The Significance of the Frontier …

Review: Historical GIS Research in Canada

This review was originally written for The Otter and the Network in Canadian History and Environment Jennifer Bonnell and Marcel Fortin, eds. Historical GIS Research in Canada. Calgary: University of Calgary Press, 2014. 322 pp. $39.95 (paperback) ISBN: 978-1-55238-708-5; Free (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-55238-744-3. Reviewed By: Jessica DeWitt (University of Saskatchewan) Published: The Otter-NiCHE (October, 2014) Historical …

Broadening the Humanities’ Skill Set

“Broadening the Humanities’ Skill Set: The Role of GIS in Positioning the Humanities Student for Academic and Non-Academic Career Achievement” This post was originally published on Thoughts Across Time. The internet seems to be burgeoning with humanities doomsday articles lately. Questioning the sanity of humanities students, particularly of the graduate variety, these articles declare that the …