Professor Emerita Mary Durfee (SS) and Jameson Doig, professor emeritus at Princeton, published “Cross-border Hostilities and Regional Planning in the United States and Canada: What Role for Expertise, Insulated from the ‘Hurry and Strife of Politics?'” in the Journal of Planning History, April 2018.
On the weekend of September 29, archaeologists from the Department of Social Sciences’ Industrial Heritage and Archaeology program , directed by Dr. LouAnn Wurst, along with the Hiawatha National Forest investigated Camp Au Train in Alger County near Munising. The weekend field work was highlighted in the article, Camp Au Train archaeology, featured in The Mining Journal.
Our research also focuses on aspects of the everyday life of the CCC enrollees and the German POWs while they lived at Camp Au Train. Historic records and oral histories provide a great deal of information about both camps. Archaeological data adds information about mundane aspects of everyday life by recovering the objects that the occupants had, used, or threw away.
John Baeten, PhD, Industrial Heritage and Archaeology, recently published an article in Water History titled “A century of red water: mine waste, legacy contamination, and institutional amnesia in Minnesota’s Mesabi Iron Range.”
The article examines the first lawsuit filed in Minnesota over the pollution of surface waters from migrating mine tailings, and the ongoing challenge that policy makers face in managing and remembering these legacy contaminants.
The article comes from research Baeten conducted while at Michigan Tech completing his PhD. The work was supported by a grant (Toxic Mobilizations in Iron Mining Contamination) from the National Science Foundation.
The Keweenaw Time Traveler project is featured in the current issue of American Quarterly, the academic journal of the American Studies Association. This special issue, dedicated to Digital Humanities, highlights eight publicly-engaged projects using digital and spatial technologies to engage important issues in American culture today. The collaborative nature of this project is reflected in the group of authors: Sarah Fayen Scarlett (SS) and Don Lafreniere (SS); Dan Trepal and John D. M. Arnold, PhD candidates and recent graduate in Industrial Heritage and Archaeology; and Robert Pastel (CS). The article is open-access for three months, and the other projects are listed here.
Nancy Langston (SS) will discuss her book “Sustaining Lake Superior: An Extraordinary Lake in a Changing World” at noon today (July 30), at the Brainerd, Minnesota Public Library.
Her appearance was mentioned in “Entertainment Briefs” in the Brainerd Dispatch.
Barry Solomon (SS Emeritus) and Adam Wellstead (SS) co-authored “Shooting for Perfection: Hawaii’s Goal of 100% Renewable Energy Use” in Case Studies in the Environment.
Adam Wellstead co-authored “Policy Mechanisms” in the Global Encyclopedia of Public Administration, Public Policy, and Governance.
Erin Pischke is one of the authors of the article, “Practicing what we preach: Reflections on the pros and cons of transdisciplinary research in Erongarícuaro, Mexico”. Revista Vínculos, Inicio 3(1).
In November 2016, a group of students from the Americas participated
in an Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research funded
two-week course organized by professors from the National
Autonomous University of Mexico. The aim was to teach students and
young researchers how to collaborate with non-scientists to conduct
socioecological systems research in a transdisciplinary manner. This
article will review the benefits as well as the challenges to doing so.
It concludes with recommendations that other research teams can
follow when conducting similar research that crosses disciplinary and
Chelsea Schelly and Richelle Winkler are part of the team looking at community solar in the villages of L’Anse and Baraga. The project is aimed at increasing low-to-moderate income household access to the benefits of rural public power community solar programs. For more information on this, read DEED grant spurs community solar effort in Upper Peninsula on the American Public Power Association website.
Steven Walton was quoted in the story “North America’s Industrial Past is Drawing Tourists in Growing Numbers,” in the Waterloo Region Record. The story also ran in the Hamilton Spectator.