Here is a link to my choices for environmental history worth reading in August 2016 that I put together for the Network in Canadian History and Environment (NiCHE). Watch the accompanying videocast with Sean Kheraj below:Read more "Environmental History Worth Reading: August 2016"
The following are my editorial comments for the Autumn 2016 Issue of Folklore Magazine. To subscribe to the magazine and to become a member of the Saskatchewan History and Folklore Society, go here and complete this form. Also follow SHFS on Facebook. Cover Photo: Darlene S. & P-ZZ. South Fork. 1 July 1951. Everett Baker Slides. I have intently followed the […]Read more "Marking History: Editorial Comments for Autumn 2016 Issue of Folklore"
Why Wilderness? #summerreading #whywilderness #wilderness #envhist #dissertationreading A photo posted by -Jessica "Mountain" DeWitt (@jmariedewitt) on Aug 2, 2016 at 2:52pm PDT A couple weeks ago I sat down with Why Wilderness: A report on Mismanagement in Lake Superior Provincial Park. Published in 1971, this collection of essays paired with a report on conditions in […]Read more "Why Wilderness? Why, Indeed."
Over the summer, Sean Kheraj and I took a break from recording our monthly #EnvHist Worth Reading videocasts. However, I did still publish environmental history worth reading lists. Click on the months to access May, June, and July!Read more "Summer 2016 Environmental Histories Worth Reading"
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 […]Read more "“Park Consciousness”"
Back in February I explained how I am using interactive timelines to more easily analyze the develop of state and provincial park systems in the United States and Canada. In “Visualizing a Park System: Creating an Interactive Timeline,” I explained how I developed a label/colour system (see below) and mapped the development of Pennsylvania’s state […]Read more "Continuing the Park System Visualization Experiment: Ontario Parks in Timeline Form"
I’ve listened to 100,000 songs and podcasts since October 20, 2010. This is the third in a set of three music stats posts celebrating these 100,000 Scrobbles on LastFm. See my top ten songs here and artists here. Since October 20, 2010, I have kept track of every track and podcast episode I’ve listened to on Itunes, […]Read more "100,000 Scrobbles: DeWitt’s Top Albums"