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Symposium: River Data Across Watersheds and Disciplines


River Data Across Watersheds and Disciplines is a two-day symposium on watershed health, stewardship, citizen science, and public humanities.

Over the course of two days of meetings, participants will address concerns to promote literacy about water sciences and watershed health, including the health and well-being of the humans who inhabit them. Our members’ disciplinary expertise ranges from stream ecology to atmospheric chemistry to environmental engineering to history to library science and information management to science communication. 

Please join us this Friday, May 12th, when the Lower Schuylkill River Corps Cooperative Public Engagement Seminar hosts Jason M. Kelly (IUPUI) for a talk entitled “Anthropocene Methodologies."

The talk takes place from 12:00–1:30pm in the Meyerson Conference Room, 2nd Floor, Van Pelt Library, University of Pennsylvania. Lunch will be served.

About the talk, Jason writes:

What kinds of methodologies might help us better understand the Anthropocene?  What are the ways in which the Anthropocene forces us to rethink our methodologies? Using the Rivers of the Anthropocene Project as a case study, this presentation examines the Anthropocene as both a conceptual category and a lived reality that forces us to revise our scholarly practices. It pays particular attention to emerging modes of publicly engaged scholarship in the social sciences and humanities—and their implications for how we might restructure our institutions of higher education and reposition them in the civic context.

The talk is free and open to the public, but please be sure to bring a photo ID to present at the library entrance.