In tandem with other LSRCorps initiatives, the River Research Seminar begins meeting in October 2016. It is a collaborative place-based research seminar designed to build a core of regional scholars whose work explores the Schuylkill River and Philadelphia’s urban waters, connecting them across disciplines from hydrology to history. The seminar works closely with community partners whose collaboration also informs the seminar’s research questions and priorities.
This meeting will focus on ways community organizations, public boaters, recreational users, educators, and researchers use archives.
We will meet in the Business Office. If coming by car or walking from the trolley stop, after turning onto Harvey Avenue make your 1st left (at the end of the post and rail fence) into the staff parking lot. If coming by bike, there are bike racks in front of the Business Office, which is a long barn-like building.
The seminar is convened by Laurie Allen (Assistant Director of Digital Scholarship, Penn Libraries), Peter DeCarlo (Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering and Chemistry, Drexel University), Danielle Redden (Director of River Programs, Bartram’s Garden), and Bethany Wiggin (Associate Professor of German and Director, Penn Program in Environmental Humanities).
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