Comps Notes: Kopas’ Taking the Air

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.  Taking the Air: Ideas and Change in Canada’s National Parks Paul Kopas Paul Kopas is a …

Lowry’s The Capacity for Wonder

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 Capacity for Wonder: Preserving National Parks William R. Lowry William R. Lowry …

Comps Notes: Bella’s Parks for Profit

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.  Leslie Bella is a professor in the School of Social Work at Memorial …

Environmental, Site, Said

This is the seventy-sixth 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 6 – August 12, 2018): Top court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has long history …

Comps Notes: Robert Craig Brown’s “The Doctrine of Usefulness”

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 Doctrine of Usefulness: Natural Resource and National Park Policy in Canada, 1887-1914” …

Comps Notes: Jacoby’s Crimes Against Nature

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.  Crimes Against Nature: Squatters, Poachers, Thieves, and the Hidden History of American Conservation Karl Jacoby …

Environmental, Said, B.C

This is the forty-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 (January 29– February 4, 2018): Scientists Identify Third-Largest Eruption in Earth’s History https://t.co/fnOPqFepBQ pic.twitter.com/cYOU8nSPPJ …

Environmental, Water, Neonics

This is the forty-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 (January 15– January 21, 2018): Sunday #Wordcloud is out: University, Science, Panel https://t.co/3BAA9CFbAf

“Park Consciousness”

I’ve watched this short 1930’s film about Minnesota’s state park system several times now and am interested in the term used at the beginning in the title of the article shown and in the narration: “park consciousness.” The term is called a “very definite factor” by the narrator and strikes me as a useful thought …