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.

 

Hosted by Salisbury University

 

Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Located on the historic Eastern Shore, SU's beautiful campus is some 30 miles from the Atlantic beaches and 2.5 hours from Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

 

 
 
  Beatriz Betancourt Hardy   Dean of Libraries and Instructional Resources at Salisbury University  Chair of the Steering Committee

Beatriz Betancourt Hardy

Dean of Libraries and Instructional Resources at Salisbury University

Chair of the Steering Committee

  Lora Botinelli   Executive Director of the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

Lora Botinelli

Executive Director of the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art

  Michael Lewis   Chair, Department of Environmental Studies, and Professor of Environmental Studies and History

Michael Lewis

Chair, Department of Environmental Studies, and Professor of Environmental Studies and History

 
  Creston Long   Director of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture

Creston Long

Director of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture

  Maarten Pereboom   Dean of the Fulton School of Liberal Arts at Salisbury University

Maarten Pereboom

Dean of the Fulton School of Liberal Arts at Salisbury University

  Michael Scott   Interim Dean of the Henson School of Science and Technology at Salisbury University

Michael Scott

Interim Dean of the Henson School of Science and Technology at Salisbury University