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

The 2016 Place-Based Workshop will be held on May 15-20, 2016, built around a driving and boating trip along the Mississippi River. What sorts of questions might a limnologist, political scientist, or historian ask at the scale of a watershed? How do we learn to read a watery landscape? Participants will think through these and other questions. Contact the CHE PA Spring Greeney for more information about how to get involved in the PBW planning process.