A Hybrid Conference at Montclair State University, April 27 – 28, 2022
In-person: Schmitt Hall, Room 327, Montclair State University (campus map)
Via Zoom: https://montclair.zoom.us/j/82876533271?pwd=L3N2TkxZRU4yOWtGNk85OXZjWitvZz09
This two-day, hybrid interdisciplinary event will explore the ways in which people from different time periods and geographic areas of the world have faced issues in the harnessing, control, and usage of water as well as how this indispensable resource has shaped those cultures. The conference, the second of the ‘Bridging the Gap’ series, will bring together national and international professionals and scholars who will discuss water as a socio-cultural phenomenon; human impacts on water environment and soil and weathering processes in the exploitation of water; and sustainable urban and regional planning, public health, environmental management and population prediction in connection with water supply and usage.
In line with last year’s successful hybrid conference, the organizing committee, composed of Deborah Chatr Aryamontri and Timothy Renner (both in the Dept. of Classics & General Humanities), Dawn Hayes (Dept. of History), Peter Siegel (Dept. of Anthropology), Greg Pope and Danlin Yu (both in the Dept. of Earth & Environmental Studies), wants to promote and foster awareness of the interdisciplinary effort needed in the investigation, preservation, and daily management of such a vital resource.