From June 1-3, 2022, Salisbury University will host “Chesapeake Studies: Change and Continuity in America’s Estuary,” an interdisciplinary conference for professional scholars and graduate students studying the Chesapeake and Delmarva region of the eastern United States. 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 what are intended to be annual conferences to promote study of the region in hopes 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, 2021, and should be submitted online at the conference website. The program committee anticipates making its decisions and notifying proposers by January 31, 2022.
Creston Long, Chair of the Program Committee and Director of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture at Salisbury University