Annual Conference

NESTVAL 2014    

October 24th-­‐25th, 2014

UniversityoNeHampshire

Durham, NH

 

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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. Please email session proposals and abstracts for papers and posters on all topics of interest to the membership to Ginny Bannon ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

Abstracts submitted by October 3, 2014 will be included in the conference program.  

Register Online:    

 

https://www.events.unh.edu/RegistrationForm.pm?event_id=16983

 

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.

Preliminary Schedule

 

Friday,    October    24 

•    2:00-­‐5:00PM: Registration

•    2:00-­‐6:00PM: Geography Bowl

•    5:30-­‐8:30: Social Hour & Banquet– 1925 Room, Elliot Alumni Center ($40)

 

Saturday,   October  25

•    7:45-­‐11:00AM: Registration

•    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)

 

Accommodations

 

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)

•    Website: http://www.sheratonportsmouth.com/

 

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)

•    Website: http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-­‐dover-­‐new_hampshire-­‐NH014?sid=xc0F3i.qtVPIgXVe.40#listpos1


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

(http://cola.unh.edu/faculty-­‐member/jeffrey-­‐bolster)

 

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.

 

 

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