Modern Rivers of Eurasia: Potential, Control, Change

February 23, 2018 (All day) to February 24, 2018 (All day)


This symposium will feature an international group of 16 invited scholars with expertise in the social sciences and humanities. Presentations and discussions will address waterways in regions across Eurasia, along with methodology and pedagogy, in transregional and global perspective. Please see the attached working concept note for more information and a tentative program. We have reserved the Humanities Center to host the event.

This two-day symposium includes several public sessions, as follows:

• A public keynote lecture and discussion with Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted (Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at Eastern Washington University) on Feb. 23rd. She is Co-Director of the UNESCO Project on Water and Indigenous Peoples, and author of Rivers, Memory, and Nation-Building: A History of the Volga and Mississippi Rivers (Berghan, 2015)

• Another public keynote lecture sponsored by the Center for Global Studies will open the symposium on Feb. 22nd (we hope to attract Terje Tvedt for this role). It will address big questions about what water studies can do for global studies

• A roundtable on teaching River Studies in Eurasian and global contexts

• A “discussants’ roundtable” on how the workshopped papers engage the larger field of Water Studies

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