Minneapolis, River, Park

This is the seventieth 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 (June 25 – July 1, 2018): A Radiologist’s X-Ray Photographs of Flowers from the 1930s https://t.co/GsuTKq2PZo…

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…

Hwëch’in, Tr’ondëk, Klondike

This is the sixty-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.   Here are the top articles amongst environmental historians and humanities scholars this past week (May 14 – May 20, 2018): Sunday #Wordcloud!: Said, Water, One https://t.co/Va8SNBFgcb #envhist…

Said, Water, One

This is the sixty-third 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 (May 7 – May 13, 2018): From our archive: Mt. St. Helen’s: Visiting…

Comps Notes: White’s Land Use, Environment, and Social Change

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.  Land Use, Environment, and Social Change: The Shaping of Island County, Washington Richard…

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…

Race Relations in Early Park Films

Several months ago I wrote a short blog post about the objectification of women in early park films. In addition to gender issues, many park videos also illuminate mid-century race relations in North America. One of the most blaring statements on race relations within many of these films available on YouTube and elsewhere is the…

“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…

“Between Stewardship and Exploitation”: A Perspectives Piece

I am happy to announce that the issue of RCC: Perspectives, “Environmental Knowledge, Environmental Politics: Case Studies from Canada and Western Europe,” edited by Jonathan Clapperton and Liza Piper is now out. Many of the articles in this volume are products of the Carson Center and NiCHE sponsored workshop, “Environmentalism from Below,” held at University of…