Seeking study and discussion questions for Callicott's Earth's Insights

I'm currently teaching an environmental philosophy and ethics course using J. Baird Callicott's book Earth's Insights and would like to know whether anyone has developed a set of study/discussion questions for the chapters of the book that I can provide to my students. Perhaps we can pool our questions and develop a study guide for this popular text to make available to others.

Re: Origins of Textbook Writing as "Service" in Higher Education?

I wonder if this is touched upon in Barry Joyce's 2015 book, The First U.S. History Textbooks: Constructing and Disseminating the American Tale in the Nineteenth Century.

Our book history colleagues over at SHARP (The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing) may be able to shed some light on this too.


Origins of Textbook Writing as "Service" in Higher Education?

There may be a simple answer to his question lying around somewhere, but if so I haven't found it.  At what point(s) did institutions of higher education, especially those engaged in scholarly research, begin to distinguish between original research published in academic presses and the authorship of works either for the general public or for schools published in the trade press?  Perhaps I am not phrasing this as precisely as I could, but I have a feeling that subscribers to H-Education will catch what I'm referring to.  The distinction lives in research universities' promotion and tenure

Re: Environmental History Twitter Hashtags?

Yes, #envhist is the main hashtag, as others have noted.

Our community also uses:
#climhist = climate history
#wxhistory = weather history
#aghist = agricultural history
#envhum = environmental humanities

But typically these are all used in conjunction with #envhist

-Jessica DeWitt

Re: Environmental History Twitter Hashtags?

Dear Greg,

the go-to hashtag for all things environmental history is definitely #envhist. It has proven so successful that there is even some literature about it:

Kheraj, Sean and K. Jan Oosthoek.“Online Digital Communication, Networking, and Environmental History” in Methodological Challenges in Nature-Culture and Environmental History Research. Eds. Jocelyn Thorpe, Stephanie Rutherford, and L. Anders Sandberg. London: Routledge, 2017. Pgs. 233-247.

Environmental History Twitter Hashtags?

Do you use twitter?  I will admit my "twitter game" is very weak. I use it mainly to follow opinions, as opposed to voicing my own.There was a very interesting episode on The Way of Improvement Leads Home podcast about "twitterstorians." You can access this through the links tab at the H-Environment home page. In the introduction to the podcast, host John Fea rattled off a couple of hashtags related to history that he routinely checks.


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