Energy in the Upper Midwest
May 15, 17-20, 2010
Various sites in Wisconsin and Illinois
Chicago and the Indiana Dunes Place-Based Workshop
May 16-22, 2009
Chicago, IL and Porter, IN
Visit Reading an Urban Landscape.
Southwestern Wisconsin Agriculture Place-Based Workshop
May 19 - 21, 2008
See a collection of photos from the trip.
Apostle Islands Region Place-Based Workshop
May 30 - June 3, 2007
Natural and Unnatural Geographies:
A Graduate Student - Faculty Workshop
January 17 - 21, 2007
Chico Hot Springs Resort
Each year, CHE hosts a "Place-Based Workshop" that uses place to integrate transdisciplinary perspectives, both in education and research, in understanding human-environment interactions over time.
The Place-Based Workshop is one of CHEís most important annual activities, and fulfills a core requirement of the CHE certificate. Most of all, it is a wonderful opportunity for members of the CHE community to get to know each other on a much more personal basis while exploring environmental history themes via interdisciplinary conversations that are the reasons for the Centerís existence.
CHE's 2013 Place-Based workshop will be held May 20-23, 2013
Photo by Kevin Gibbons
CHE's 2012 Place-Based Workshop, "Vernacular Landscapes of Southwest WI and Greater Madison," explored the cultural and built landscapes of southwest Wisconsin and the Madison region with the help of the organizers of this year's Vernacular Architecture Conference in Madison--CHE's Anna Andrzejewski and Arne Alanen.
In May 2011, CHE's annual Place-Based Workshop explored a diverse set of "Landscapes of Health" around Wisconsin. Learn more about this workshop and CHE's reflections on health and the environment here
Participants of CHE's 2010 workshop, Energy in the Upper Midwest, traveled to different sites of energy production, consumption, and distribution in Wisconsin and Illinois.1
2009's Chicago and Indiana Dunes Place-Based Workshop was one of CHE's most ambitious workshops on record. The workshop explored themes relating to the history of ecology, environmental justice, and the history of the natural and built environments in Chicago and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. You can view the Reading an Urban Landscape, which was compiled by the participants of the Chicago trip.2
In 2008, CHE workshop members explored agricultural landscapes of southwestern Wisconsin. The workshop included a canoe trip down the Kickapoo River.3
1Photo of Workshop participants with Byron Nuclear Station employees, taken by Exelon.
2Photo of the Chicago skyline taken from Millenium Park by Bill Cronon.
3Photo of a dairy cow taken at a farm on the trip by Anna Zeide.
4Milwaukee Litho & Engr. Co., "Ashland, Lake Superior and the Apostle Islands," Wisconsin Historical Society, 1884 ca., http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/whi/fullRecord.asp?id=26099, accessed May 25, 2010.
5dscotthirsch, "Chico Hot Springs ... Montana," flickr.com, c. 2008, http://www.flickr.com/photos/jampacked/2625502700/, accessed May 25, 2010.