L’Industrialisation des Rivieres / Industrialization of Rivers

Event Date: Sep 24 2009 – Sep 26 2009
Event Website: –
City: Trois-Rivieres, Quebec
Country: Canada
Primary Contact Name: Stephane Castonguay
Contact Email: Stephane.Castonguay@uqtr.ca

24- 26 Sept, 2009: How have rivers been put to work? What technologies have transformed their flow regimes? In what ways do rivers serve as the sanitary systems of cities? Stephane Castonguay will host a conference on the industrialization of rivers supported by the water history project and a grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada . The conference addresses particular cases in North America and Europe and will build a broad comparative perspective. Bringing together invited participants from North America and Europe, the conference will travel to meeting sites and field locations in Montreal, Trois-Rivières and Shawinigan as well as places in-between. Following the conference, Castonaguay and Evenden will edit the proceedings as a book. For further information, please contact Stéphane Castonguay (Stephane.Castonguay@uqtr.ca) or Matthew Evenden (mevenden@interchange.ubc.ca).

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Matthew Evenden is an associate professor in the Department of Geography at University of British Columbia. His research lies in environmental history and water history and focuses on the history and politics of large rivers, particularly in Canada.

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