CFP Chesapeake Studies 2023

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Call for Papers
February 15, 2023
United States
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Environmental History / Studies, Local History, Public Policy, Rural History / Studies

CFP: Chesapeake Studies: Bringing Communities Together

September 15-16, 2023

On September 15-16, 2023, Salisbury University in Salisbury, Maryland, will host "Chesapeake Studies: Bringing Communities Together," the third in a series of interdisciplinary academic conferences for anyone working in the fields of Chesapeake studies, policy, environmental advocacy, education, the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.

2023 marks the 40th anniversary of the Chesapeake Bay Program, the federal and state governments' initiative to restore the health of the Chesapeake Bay. We encourage proposals that address and evaluate the Chesapeake Bay and its communities in the context of attempted restoration. The conference will begin and end with keynote panels focusing on 40 years of Chesapeake restoration from the perspective of Chesapeake scientists and those who work in government and advocacy. As with our previous conferences, we also welcome proposals that address any aspect of the Chesapeake watershed and its history. The watershed encompasses much of Maryland, Virginia, Delaware, and Pennsylvania; all of the District of Columbia; and parts of New York and West Virginia.

We invite proposals for presentations, panel discussions, and posters that contribute to the scholarly understanding of the region from a broad range of professions and disciplines in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, public service, and the arts. It is our hope that this conference series promotes communication between professionals and scholars working in disciplines and offices that do not often interact. We believe this network has the potential to enrich our understanding of the Chesapeake and improve our individual efforts.

DEADLINE: February 15, 2023

Please submit proposals online at

Questions: Contact Creston Long, Chair of the Program Committee, at

The program committee anticipates making its decisions and notifying proposals by mid-March 2023.

Conference information:

Contact Info: 

Creston Long, Chair of the Program Committee, Salisbury University

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