Participant Info

First Name
Jessica
Last Name
DeWitt
Affiliation
Network in Canadian History and Environment
Website URL
https://jessicamdewitt.wordpress.com/, http://niche-canada.org/author/jessicamariedewitt/
Keywords
environment, environmental history, park history, public history, social media, American West, Canadian West, Canadian History, state parks, provincial parks, parks, water history, recreation, gender, history of leisure, national parks, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Alberta
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About Me

I am a historian of the Canadian and American environment. I specialize in park history. I completed my PhD in History from the University of Saskatchewan in Spring 2019. My dissertation, “Middle Parks: State and Provincial Park Development in the United States and Canada, 1890-1990,” is a comparative history of state and provincial park development, focusing on the park systems of Pennsylvania, Ontario, Idaho, and Alberta. I am passionate about using digital communications to bridge the gap between scholars and the public.

Recent Publications
Media Coverage
Country Focus
Canada and United States
Expertise by Geography
North America
Expertise by Chronology
20th century, 21st century
Expertise by Topic
Environment, Public History