June 5-7, 2019
Salisbury University, Salisbury, Maryland.
About the Conference
This inaugural Chesapeake Studies conference will be an interdisciplinary, scholarly exploration of the Chesapeake and Delmarva region. Sponsored by Salisbury University, the conference will bring together scholars, researchers, students, and interested non-academics from diverse disciplinary perspectives, including the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. This is intended to be the first in a continuing series of conferences to promote the scholarly study of the region.
Salisbury University is home to numerous professors, centers, and organizations that study the Chesapeake and Delmarva, making it an ideal home for Chesapeake studies. The Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture boasts extensive archival and artifactual collections and sponsors exhibits, lectures, and other programs. The world-renowned Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art features the world’s largest collection of decoys and promotes the study of art, folkways, and culture as well as the environment through its collections, exhibits, and programs. The Eastern Shore Regional GIS Cooperative and the Department of Geography and Geosciences use modern mapping to examine the interactions between the economic, cultural, and physical environment. The Department of Environmental Studies explores complex environmental issues from a variety of perspectives. Individual faculty and students from across the University study, document, and interpret the region’s history, culture, economy, biodiversity, and people.