Water and the Making of Place in North America


Welcome! We are so excited to present Water and the Making of Place in North America, the 2016-2017 Graduate Student Conference, hosted by the Program in American Studies at Princeton University.

The conference will take place on Friday, October 14, and Saturday, October 15, 2016, in Princeton’s McCormick Hall. The conference is free and open to the public; there is no advance registration. More detailed information about the conference schedule and keynote speakers is available elsewhere on this web site.

The conference is generously sponsored by the Program in American Studies; the Center for Collaborative History; the Departments of English, Religion, Anthropology, and Art and Archaeology; the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in the Humanities; the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities; the University Center for Human Values; the Canadian Studies Program; and the Princeton Environmental Institute.

The conference is co-organized by Sean Fraga [website, Twitter], Julia Grummitt, and Kimia Shahi.

Questions? Email princetonh20@gmail.com.


Image: Jack Delano, “Santa Fe R.R. crosses the Colorado River into California between Topock, Arizona and Beal, California” (March 1943). LC-USW36-695, Farm Security Administration – Office of War Information Collection 12002-9, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.