Chesapeake Studies: Change and Continuity in America’s Estuary

From June 10-12, 2020, Salisbury University will host “Chesapeake Studies: Change and Continuity in America’s Estuary,” the second annual interdisciplinary conference for scholars (including graduate students) and other professionals 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 natural sciences, humanities, social sciences, and the arts.  This meeting is the second in a series of conferences to promote study of the region with the hope of developing a network of Chesapeake studies scholars.

Presentation formats include oral presentations, panel discussions, and posters.  Proposals for oral presentations may be for a full session including 3-4 oral presentations or for individual presentations; conference organizers will attempt to group individual presentations in sessions of similar topics or methodologies.  Panel discussion proposals should focus on specific topics or challenges related to the study of the region and may include a moderator and up to 4-5 panelists.  Posters will remain on display throughout the conference with a formal poster presentation time for scholars to discuss their work.  The program committee encourages submissions of group presentations or panels that are representative of the diversity across self-identifications (gender, race, ethnicity) of Chesapeake scholars.

Proposals are due by December 16, 2019, and should be submitted online at:  For more information on the conference, see  If you have any questions, please contact the chair of the program committee, Creston Long, at  The program committee anticipates making its decisions and notifying proposers by January 31, 2020.

PO Box 4 Cooperstown, NY 13326


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