Comps Notes: Hyde’s An American Vision

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. An American Vision: Far Western Landscape and National Culture, 1820-1920 Anne Farrar Hyde …

Parks, Park, Also

This is the ninety-eighth 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 amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (January 7, 2018 – January 13, 2018): Preserving historically significant architecture in Los Angeles, including …

Dugong, New, Human

This is the sixty-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 (June 4 – June 10, 2018): #Greece #tourism at record high amid alarm over …

Apathy Causes Historic Buildings to Fall

Today Verb Magazine published “Why is Saskatoon so horrible at history?” by Ashley Gerling. Overall, I concur with most of the points made in the article. As an outsider from the eastern United States where historic architecture is not difficult to find, I am continuously horrified and puzzled by Saskatoon’s disregard for the few pieces of historic …