CFP: Web Scraping for Environmental History Research

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Hosted by the NiCHE New Scholars community, this workshop addresses how Digital Humanities tools can support environmental history research, specifically focusing on web scraping for the extraction of environmental historical data in online archives and databases. The workshop will also include a hands-on element where you can experiment with web scraping using the Chrome plug-in WebScraper. Participants are invited to install it from beforehand. The workshop will run from 2:00 to 3:30 PM (EST) on Wednesday, May 11.

Interested participants can sign up for the event here:

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M. Blake Butler

I am an Ottawa-based historian. Much of my research examines Canadian and environmental histories, with an emphasis on winter-based topics. My doctoral dissertation examined the history of snow in Vancouver between the mid-nineteenth century and the end of the twentieth century. I am also currently employed as a historical researcher at Know History. I can be reached at

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