From June 5-7, 2019, Salisbury University will host “Chesapeake Studies: Casting a Wide Net,” an inaugural interdisciplinary academic conference for professional scholars and graduate students studying the Chesapeake and Delmarva region.  We invite proposals for presentations and panel discussions that contribute to the scholarly understanding of the region from a broad range of disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and the arts.  We intend for this to be the first in a series of conferences to promote the scholarly study of the region and hope it will stimulate the development of a network of Chesapeake studies scholars.

The deadline has passed for most presentation formats, but we are keeping poster proposals open until February 28. The poster session will be “A Celebration of Chesapeake Science,” so posters should be related to science, broadly interpreted. There will be a formal poster presentation time right after lunch on June 6 for scholars to discuss their work. 

Proposals for posters are due by March 25, 2019, and should be submitted online at the link below.  If you have any questions, please contact the chair of the Program Committee, Creston Long, at cslong[at]  The Program Committee will make its decisions and notify proposers before the early-bird registration deadline of March 31, 2019.