Category Archives: In Print


Schelly Publishes Book – Dwelling in Resistance

FINAL_SchellyChelsea Schelly’s newest book “Dwelling in Resistance” is now available from Rutgers University Press.

Abstract:

Most Americans take for granted much of what is materially involved in the daily rituals of dwelling. In Dwelling in Resistance, Chelsea Schelly examines four alternative U.S. communities—“The Farm,” “Twin Oaks,” “Dancing Rabbit,” and “Earthships”—where electricity, water, heat, waste, food, and transportation practices differ markedly from those of the vast majority of Americans.

Schelly portrays a wide range of residential living alternatives utilizing renewable, small-scale, de-centralized technologies. These technologies considerably change how individuals and communities interact with the material world, their natural environment, and one another. Using in depth interviews and compelling ethnographic observations, the book offers an insightful look at different communities’ practices and principles and their successful endeavors in sustainability and self-sufficiency.


Drone Flies Over Quincy Smelter to Search for Potential Cleanup Issues

Photo by Kurt Hauglie - Daily Mining Gazette
Photo by Kurt Hauglie – Daily Mining Gazette

A team from the Michigan Technological University Research Institute (MTRI) in Ann Arbor, Michigan flew a drone over the Quincy Smelter in Ripley, MI to take imagery of the site with true color and infrared cameras.  The images will be used to search for old infrastructure and drainage pipes that may not be marked on a map.

This project is a partnership between the Keweenaw National Historical Park (KNHP), MTRI,  Tim Scarlett, and Don Lafreniere along with a group of local high school students.

Click here to read the complete article featured in the Daily Mining Gazette.



MTU Archaeology Project Digs up Bits, Pieces of Keweenaw County History

Field School
Graham Jaehnig/Daily Mining Gazette Michigan Tech industrial archaeology student James Schwaderer stands by some excavations on the site of the former Astor House.

The Department of Social Sciences’ 2017 summer industrial archaeological field school in Keweenaw County was featured in a story in The Daily Mining Gazette.

“Part of the goal of it is to train our students in archaeological field work,” said Professor LouAnn Wurst, who is leading the school.

At the same time, the school is being conducted in conjunction with the Department of Natural Resources and the state to look at Copper Harbor’s range lighthouse keeper’s residence, and locate the Astor House, which is believed to have stood behind the house.

Click here to read the full story.





Langston Publishes Article on Current Administration’s Efforts to “dismantle environmental law”

Nancy Langston
Nancy Langston

Places, a journal of public scholarship on the built environment, published an article by Nancy Langston (SS) analyzing the Trump administration’s efforts to “dismantle environmental law” and other similar political action, particularly in the Midwest. She writes “far-right politicians in the Midwest have been running their states as experimental laboratories where they refine efforts to undermine science and democracy.” Langston also discusses what can be done about this.