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.
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.
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
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
#envhist is a hashtag I use and follow a lot. I find it useful in particular for North American environmental history topics and research.
Good to raise this point, I would like to know of other hashtags or popular ones on this topic.
The primary hashtag for environmental history has been #envhist since 2011. I wrote about this with Jan Oosthoek in a recent edited collection here:
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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.
I am sure others while chime in, but I typically use #evnhist and #climhist to connect with fellow environmental historians. I have also found just following certain twitter accounts to be very helpful. Niche, for example, is a great one to follow.
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.