Stories of the Susquehanna Valley: One Region, Many Stories, Digital Engagement

Mapping the Valley

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.
About

About

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.
Research

Research

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.
Learning

Learning

Stories of the Susquehanna enhances the academic experiences of Bucknell students both in the classroom and beyond. Central to this project from its inception has been faculty-student collaboration, which provides public digital humanities training for undergraduate research assistants.
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!