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Okay @katebcarp, and any other interested #envhist #envhum folks, back to this question. What are the most influential works on environmental history of the past 10ish years? So much to say. Let's start with two major caveats.
@katebcarp Major caveat #1: I haven't even *been* an environmental historian for ten years, let alone longer, so it's particularly hard for me to assess or see something like this. I haven't lived or experienced the trajectory of the field (in ways that others have).
@katebcarp I know this is what we're supposed to (be able to) do. And sure, I could (and can and will) say things, but I want to be honest up front about my limitations and where I'm coming from.
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My amazing advisor, Alan C. Braddock, co-curated a massive exhibition, Nature’s Nation: American Art and Environment. We talked a bit about it, but I wanted to know more. Thankfully, he agreed to record this conversation with me for @edgeeffectsmag! #envhist #envhum

We ended up talking for almost an hour and a half, which is no record for us, but might be for @edgeeffectsmag, even edited down to an hour and fifteen minutes. Nevertheless, there was still so much more for us to talk about. I also had so much to reflect on.
Only later did I realize that Twitter could be a resource here. Our interview was done and recorded. I couldn’t go back and phrase something better, or say that thing I thought of later, or ask that set of questions. But I can now.
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Today I encountered my dissertation, or at least a part of it, in the wild, so to speak. I was on a tour @TheWadsworth of the traveling exhibition Frederic Church: A Painter's Pilgrimage, which begins with the museum's own Church painting, [Thomas] Hooker & Company Journeying...
through the Wilderness from Plymouth to Hartford, in 1636 (1846). The tour was a decent size; spouse, mother-in-law, and me were by far the youngest people; I think most people were local; the group was overwhelmingly white. Perhaps none of this matters, but I'm noting it.
The tour was meant to be interactive & questions and conversation were encouraged. Early on, still in front of the painting shown above, an older man (I think) asks: "Were American Indians (still?) in the area?" Remember, he's asking this in the context of Church's painting.
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