October 24th-‐25th, 2014
Universityof New Hampshire
Water in a Changing World
The 2014 New England-‐St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society (NESTVAL)
Abstracts submitted by October 3, 2014 will be included in the conference program.
StudentPoster and Paper Competition
This year’s conference will also feature student poster and paper competitions.The Student Poster Competition is open to teams of undergraduate students as well as individual students. Student paper competitions include the David Frost Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Paper and a graduate student paper award. Posters and papers may not be co-‐authored by faculty members and must be presented in person to the panel of judges at the annual conference. Papers will be invited for submission for review in the Northeastern Geographer.
Water in a Changing World
The 2014 New England-‐St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society (NESTVAL) Conference will highlight the importance of coastal and inland water resources on the region’s settlement, development and future.
Friday, October 24
2:00-‐6:00PM: Geography Bowl
5:30-‐8:30: Social Hour & Banquet– 1925 Room, Elliot Alumni Center ($40)
Saturday, October 25
8:00-‐9:20AM: Sessions I
9:00-‐10:30AM: Poster Session
9:30-‐10:50AM: Sessions II
11:00AM-‐12:00PM: Keynote Address by Dr. Jeffery Bolster
12:00-‐1:00PM: Lunch Break
12:30-‐2:00PM: Business Lunch ($20)
1:00-‐2:20PM: Sessions III
3:00-‐4:30PM: Field Trip – Isle of Shoals Steamship Company ($25)
Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel and Conference Center, 250 Market
Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
$199.00/night + tax conference rate through September 23, 2014
Call 603-‐431-‐2300 for conference rate (UNH Geography)
Comfort Inn & Suites,10 Hotel Drive, Dover, NH 03820
$119.00/night + tax conference rate through September 20, 2014
Call 603-‐750-‐7507 for conference rate (UNH Geography)
KeynoteAddress (11:00AM-‐noon, October 25)
"Human Impacts on the Piscataqua Estuary and Gulf of Maine: The Long View."
By: Jeffery Bolster, Professor of History, University of New Hampshire
Focusing on the Piscataqua Estuary and the Gulf of Maine through time, the keynote address will range from the retreat of the glaciers and the prominence of the enigmatic Red Paint People (c. 5000 years B.P.) to recent regulatory changes in managed fisheries. Asking what is special about the Piscataqua region, with its almost
unparalleled mixture of heritage and nature, Jeff Bolster suggests that it is the waters -‐the "cross-‐grained and wily waters" of the mighty Piscataqua, along with the kingdom of rivers feeding Great Bay and Little Bay, and the coastal sea. Drawing attention to the past, present, and future of the region, the talk emphasizes a sense of place.
FieldTrip (3:00-‐4:30PMSaturday, October 25)
Portsmouth Harbor Tour aboard the Celia Thaxter (https://islesofshoals.com/) Isle of Shoals Steamship Company, 315 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH. 03801
Private charter for NESTVAL Conference attendees and their guests aboard the 40 passenger Celia Thaxter. This 1.5 hour narrated steamship tour features …
Cruise through Portsmouth Harbor and listen to the history and lore of one of New England's very oldest ports including the stories of Paul Revere's ride to Portsmouth that helped ignite the American Revolution, the daring espionage of a young German U-‐boat commander during WWII, and the eerie history of the castle like "Alcatraz of the East" to name just a few. You'll also see present day port operations first hand including a modern Coast Guard rescue station, lighthouses, several historic forts, a naval shipyard and possibly a fast attack nuclear submarine, colonial architecture, wildlife and much more.
Exceptional photo opportunities abound on this cruise as we get quite close to many of the points of interest noted above.