A network to provide discussion of any and all water history issues, their relationship to current issues, and to disseminate/share information, including new books and sources.

Recent Content

CfP - 2018 ACLA - The Oceanic Turn - ACLA - 3/29/18-4/1/18 - UCLA

CfP - 2018 ACLA - The Oceanic Turn - ACLA - 3/29/18-4/1/18 - UCLA

Abstracts due September 23, 2017 via ACLA website.


Panel Co-Organizers

Christina Gerhardt - Associate Professor, University of Hawai'i at Mānoa

Teresa Shewry - Associate Professor of English, University of California at Santa Barbara


“The Oceanic Turn”

CFP: Edges of the Great Salt Lake

The winter 2019 issue of Utah Historical Quarterly will focus on a special theme: the edges of the Great Salt Lake, where the water meets the land. We welcome short or long research articles, biographies, primary documents, photographic essays, and archaeological field notes and case studies related to that dynamic border. We are especially interested in wetlands, waterfowl hunting, bird refuges, boats, and development along the lake's edges. We also welcome essays that examine the lake in a larger environmental and cultural context.

ASEH 2018 panel on groundwater: CFP


I would like to form a panel on underground water resources for the 2018 ASEH meeting in Riverside. Southern California demonstrates the ways in which groundwater has long been - and remains - implicated in questions of power. This panel seeks to explore this intersection of power relations and claims and access to subterranean water resources in a global context.