history, History, manufacturing

This is the ninety-fourth 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 (December 10 – December 16, 2018): Only just! https://t.co/KqR5xBVgWr — Brian Hamilton (@brianfhamilton) December 9,…

Place in Three Acts

*This piece originally appeared on Environmental History Now in their “Problems of Place” series. Act One: Place as Past If I close my eyes I can still roam the forest in Pennsylvania where I grew up. I can picture each path. The trees that offered a protective canopy embrace. The rock overlooking the river that I…

Environmental, History, University

This is the ninety-third 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 (December 3 – December 9, 2018): Sunday #WordCloud! Indians, Bison, Plains https://t.co/fVfSQtuVtH #envhist #envhum #history…

Comps Notes: Great Plains II: Agriculture and Settlement

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. Great Plains II: Agriculture and Settlement James C. Malin, History & Ecology: Studies of the…

Indians, Bison, Plains

This is the ninety-second 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 (November 26 – December 2, 2018): #envhist postdoctoral opportunities (among others): https://t.co/78wBSGJT4k Drop me an…

Comps Notes: Great Plains I

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. Great Plains I Pekka Hamalainen, “The Rise and Fall of Plains Indian Horse Cultures,” The Journal of…

Comps Notes: Environmental Science

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.  Environmental Science J.R. McNeill and Verena Winiwarter, Soils and Societies: Perspectives from Environmental History (Isle of Harris,…

Comps Notes: Environmental History Textbooks

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.  Environmental History Textbooks Roderick Nash, Wilderness and the American Mind (New Haven: Yale University Press,…

People, Also, Environmental

This is the ninety-first 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 (November 19 – November 25, 2018): "Racial justice and equity are integral components of LCV’s…

Response: Egan’s The Beginning of the End of America’s Best Idea

Hello! Your fave park historian, here. Today in the New York Times, Timothy Egan published an opinion piece titled “The Beginning of the End of America’s Best Idea.” He writes: “The national parks, oft-called America’s best idea, were created by people who looked beyond their own lives. Those people made great ancestors — benevolent, farsighted, selfless.”   …