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Historians’ Blog Hosting Digital Humanities Project

University of Maine historian Katherine O’Flaherty and graduate student Rob Gee, who co-write the blog Stillwater Historians, are hosting on the blog this month History Carnival 111: Environmental History Edition, a monthly showcase of blog writing about history.

The History Carnival is hosted each month at a different history blog to highlight a variety of approaches, perspectives and themes. Each guest host collects nominations from around the web and selects the best content to present. The History Carnival is a digital humanities project originating at The Humanities Research Institute at the University of Sheffield. compiled a special Environmental History Edition showcasing the best blog writing in environmental history from around the world and around the web. All featured posts in the carnival were written within the past two months and cover a range of themes. The carnival features environmental history posts from Canada, New Zealand and Germany in addition to varied posts from across the U.S.

The Stillwater Historians blog focuses on local, international, and environmental history as well as issues in teaching, research, publishing, and academic life generally.  The blog has garnered widespread attention and has twice been featured on “What We’re Reading,” by the American Historical Association (AHA). The site also features articles detailing ongoing research projects focused on Maine, New England, and the Maritimes, from O’Flaherty’s work on early 20th century Chinese immigration to Maine, agribusiness and sugar beets in Aroostook County, and the uses of digital tools and social media among academics to Gee’s works on the Downeast blueberry industry and resource management in the fisheries of the New England and Maritime coasts.

Contact: Jessica Bloch, (207) 581-3777


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