The Rising Tide Program

What we can learn from the Dutch and their relationship with water

The Rising Tide program consists of a series of lectures, discussions and multimedia events throughout the Fall 2015 semester, October 7 - November 19. Nearly a dozen lectures and discussions are planned along with film screenings, an art exhibition and a concert that all explore the Dutch and their uneasy relationship with water in an attempt to learn what New Jersey can do in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. To better comprehend the Dutch mindset, the program will address related themes such as the Dutch Republic, a former maritime power, and its legacy in New Jersey and New York. The history of human understanding regarding the sea and natural disasters will also be examined from a local and global perspective.

Organized By

Montclair State University’s College of Science and Mathematics (CSAM), Harry A. Sprague Library, Global Education Center, College of the Arts, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, WMSC Radio, and the Office of Civic Engagement. The library also has information about the program and relevant resources on the Rising Tide subject guide website.

This series was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this series do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.

Additional support has been provided by the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Montclair Public Library, the Montclair Historical Society, Greener Bloomfield, the Montclair Environmental Commission, the MSU PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies, the Jacob Leisler Institute and Montclair TV34.

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