Each year, CHE hosts a Place-Based Workshop that uses place to integrate transdisciplinary perspectives, both in education and research, in understanding human-environment interactions over time.

About the Workshop

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The Place-Based Workshop is one of CHE's most important annual activities, and fulfills a core requirement of the CHE certificate. Most of all, it is a wonderful opportunity for members of the CHE community to get to know each other on a much more personal basis while exploring environmental history themes via interdisciplinary conversations that are the reasons for the Center's existence.

2016 Workshop: A River And Its Watershed

Many thanks to the 43 participants in this year's Place-Based Workshop, "A River and Its Watershed." By boat, bus, and on foot, our group explored the banks of the Upper Mississippi River between Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin and St. Louis, Missouri. Along the way we asked ourselves: what sorts of questions might a geomorphologist, historian, or anthropologist ask as the scale of a watershed? What new insights can we gain by putting ourselves as scholars out into the landscape?

We encourage you to learn more about the 2016 Place-Based Workshop: