Said, Jesse, Trump

This is the fourth 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. I’ve was pleased up to this point that Trump didn’t make it to the top of the weekly wordcloud list, but this fourth week ends this…

Extinction, EPA, People

The prominence of “extinction” and “Irish” in this week’s wordcloud has the capacity to get the “What about Irish Slaves?” charmers up in arms. This week illustrates the anxiety around environmental politics in the United States and the growing prominence of topics like extinction in public and scholarly dialogues. In environmental history we are increasingly looking at…

Wordcloud Experiment Week #2: said, New, Indigenous

Last week I announced my new #EnvHist wordcloud initiative. I got some positive feedback. I’m still struggling with how to meld this into some kind of thoughtful analysis. I’m willing to let this experiment evolve naturally, continue as it is, or let it die naturally. Either route leads to some fun visualization, thus, win-win. Here are…

Weekly Wordcloud Experiment: State, One, Going…

I’m continuously looking at ways to keep this blog fresh and to keep motivated to write for it. My track record is not particularly good. So, here’s an idea I had. I love wordclouds, I also enjoy keeping up with the #EnvHist Daily that I curate. The daily collection of links is made up what…

“One Crop that Never Fails”: Objectification in Early Park Videos

Culturally, we like to celebrate parks. We like to hold them up as bastions of altruistic preservation and outdoor democratization. Right now we are even holding up national parks as leaders of the capital “R”#Resistance. Parks are complicated, though. Parks are not innocuous. It is difficult to bring up the problems with parks at a time…