Stories of the Susquehanna Valley: One Region, Many Stories, Digital Engagement
Joseph Priestley and French Azilum: a multimedia research project
The confluence of the North and West Branches of the Susquehanna River has acted as a strategic place of meeting, trade, diplomacy, and cultural exchange for at least a thousand years.
Stories of the Susquehanna Valley is a unique, ongoing faculty-student research project housed at Bucknell University. This long-term collaborative project in environmental humanities, community studies, and natural history focuses on the question of what constitutes an eco-region as a confluence of cultures and ecologies.
Stories of the Susquehanna Valley includes a digital mapping project that aims to interpret and articulate the varying forms of community we find in the Susquehanna River corridor, in maps, videos, and other media. This project draws on scholarly frameworks to also include undergraduate students in digital academic projects, while also engaging community mappers.
Stories of the Susquehanna enhances the academic experiences of Bucknell students both in the classroom and beyond. Recently, students have been working on a series of short documentary films about different aspects of the region.
What's your story? As a public humanities project, the Stories of the Susquehanna initiative invites members of the public to submit their Stories of the Susquehanna for possible inclusion. If you have a story about the cultural, historical, or environmental significance of the place where you live in along the Susquehanna River, we'd love to hear from you!