Mississippi River

Snapshots of the Mississippi

Members of the Edge Effects editorial board share a selection of photos from CHE’s recent Place-Based Workshop on the Mississippi River.

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Pont du Gard

Four Greco-Roman Perspectives on Humans and the Environment

What did ancient people think about human impacts on the environment? Four passages offer perspectives from Greece and Rome.

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On the move in Sinoe County, Liberia. Loring Whitman, October 18, 1926. Indiana University Liberian Collections

A Liberian Journey

Long-forgotten film footage launches a collaborative recollection of history and memory, and gives new meaning to the past in post-conflict Liberia.

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Anne-Louis Girodet, Autoportrait (Self-portrait), 1900s. Detail. PD-Art

Rethinking Girodet’s Portrait of Citizen Belley

A late eighteenth-century painting of a moment that never happened illuminates our complex struggles with how to “deal with” the past.

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5 Ways to Ford the Dam(n)ed Mississippi River

CHE’s upcoming place-based workshop elicits questions—and several suggestions—about how to navigate a river and its watershed.

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Josie Sajbel, Sun and Sets

Learning Cartography; or, a Gallery of Awesome Maps

Exploring family farms, racial inequality, sea monsters, and much more, student mapmakers gain new understandings of place.

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Hopes_Lake

An Ode to Madison’s Lake Monster

A story about sea serpents, water spirits, and how Madison’s lake monster lore invites an ethic of coexistence.

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April 2016 Recommendations

Edgy Stuff: April 2016 Recommendations

April 2016 recommendations from the Edge Effects editorial board.

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Nuclear power station row in Chernobyl. Photo by Tim Mousseau.

Chernobyl at Thirty: A Special Edition Environment and Health Roundtable

Drawing from presentations at the recent meeting of the American Society for Environmental History in Seattle, a historian, an ecologist, and a political scientist bring their different perspectives to bear on central questions of knowledge stirred by Chernobyl. What have we learned, or not?

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The Urban Buzz: Pollinator Protection in Madison, Wisconsin

A variety of bees inhabit urban spaces alongside us. In Madison, efforts are underway to improve habitats for the pollinators.

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