A Reluctant Steward: Alberta and Its Parks

This article originally appeared on the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NICHE). This past week the Alberta Provincial Government announced it’s plan to ‘optimize’ its park system. This includes: The full or partial closure of twenty parks. Shortened operating seasons. Fewer groomed cross-country tracks Closures of a few visitor information centres Service fee increases A proposal to […]

People, Parks, Will

This is the 159th 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 (March 9, 2020 – March 15, 2020): Alberta's 'optimization' of its parks […]

Humans and Dogs and Bears, Oh My! – A Summer Podcast Reflection

This post originally appeared on the Network in Canadian History and Environment website. This clip shows Bear 148. Bear 148 was an iconic and beloved grizzly bear from Banff National Park who met her early demise in British Columbia after being relocated there just months earlier. A thirteen second clip of a bear munching on […]

Said, People, Climate

This is the 125th 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 (July 15, 2019 – July 21, 2019): Parks Canada strikes 1st agreement […]

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 […]

Der, Die, Und

This is the 111th 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 8, 2019 – April 14, 2019): Sunday #WordCloud! University, Environmental, History […]

Moore, Greenpeace, Environmental

This is the 107th 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 (March 11, 2019 – March 17, 2019): In a new #ClimateStrike wave, […]

Maize, Franklin, CrossRef

This is the ninety-ninth 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 14, 2018 – January 20, 2018): Sunday #Wordcloud! Parks, Park, Also https://t.co/2nUMIRyKRP #envhist #envhum […]

Comps Notes: State, Provincial, and Historic Parks

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. State, Provincial, and Historic Parks C.J. Taylor, Negotiating the Past: The Making of Canada’s National Historic […]

Comps Notes: Hart’s J.B. Harkin: Father of Canada’s National Parks 

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.  J.B. Harkin: Father of Canada’s National Parks  E.J. (Ted) Hart In J.B. Harkin: Father […]