Browse Collections (14 total)

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Grays Ferry Oral Histories

The collection of Grays Ferry Oral Histories documents the lives of long-term residents in this South Philadelphia neighborhood after the explosion of the former nearby Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) refinery on June 21, 2019. The oral history…

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Philadelphia's Waste Crisis

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Plan of Moyamensing, Southwark, Passyunk &amp;c. within the limits, from South St. to Delaware River on the south and from the Delaware River on the east to the Schuylkill River on the west.

Philadelphia Navy Yard

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The sink|float|spill|flow Research Group

In the summer of 2018, a group of Penn graduate and undergraduate students worked on creating new narratives of their own, tied to water. For 10 weeks, the fellows, together with faculty members and guest experts, participated in a range of…

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Teaching and Learning with Rising Waters (May 9-11, 2019)

Gathering researchers, teachers, artists, and students of all ages hailing from diverse and differently vulnerable communities, the conference explored how we can develop and use transdisciplinary methods of inquiry to learn, teach, and live with…

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"Flash" Flood Messages for the Anthropocene Campus Philadelphia

These "Flash" messages (texts) about a river increasingly prone to flash flooding were developed collaboratively by Schuylkill Corps participants for visiting scholars attending the Anthropocene Campus Philadelphia. Messages flashed up on…

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River Corps Visioning Meetings

Planning documents for the creation of the River Corps

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Liquid History and Floating Archives Seminar (Fall 2018)

This collection gathers projects realized by students enrolled in a class taught at Penn by Professor Bethany Wiggin. The class was called Liquid History and Floating Archives. Beside readings and traditional discussions with a focus on the…

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On-Water Intensive Summer Seminar (Philadelphia, 2018)

The On-Water Intensive Research Seminar was a cross-instutitional collaborative seminar organized by the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities with Drexel University and the Academy of Natural Sciences. For ten days, faculty, students (including…

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Ecotopian Tools

Annually PPEH welcomes a new cohort of ecotopian toolmakers, each exploring what it might mean to face contemporary ecological challenges with critically attuned and creatively oriented tools. Each artist/team's project is highlighted in a…

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Rising Waters (Philadelphia, Mumbai)

Rising Watersis a multidisciplinary research project situated in the former wetlands of Philadelphia and Mumbai- two cities that have since been formed, extended and differentiated by historic relations with water.Through ethnographic and historical…

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River Research Seminar (2017-2018)

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Photo and drawing collection of The Lazaretto at Essington, PA

Tinicum Township

As far back as Ancient Mesopotamia, developing cities have relied on rivers for drinking water, irrigation, and transportation to developing cities. Today, the role of rivers in society is less evident as water flows from faucets, food comes…

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Eastwick Oral Histories

This collection of Eastwick Oral Histories document the rich history and complex cultural life of Eastwick — a vibrant community in Southwest Philadelphia in the midst of a public land planning process. The oral history project is a close…

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