Here are a few articles and presentations from 2017-18 that give some background and context for the River Semester program. This slide deck overview of our experience from the 2015 expedition.
This article, by program director Joe Underhill, gives an overview of the learning outcomes of the first River Semester in 2015 and was published in the online journal Open Rivers in Spring 2017.
This recording and slides is from a presentation from the launch of the Anthropocene River symposium at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis on June 20, 2018, which offered an opportunity for organizers and collaborators of the project to present, examine, and reflect on their research paths and epistemological approaches. The symposium first considered the Anthropocene concept’s potential to transform human-environment interactions and secondly examined how the analysis of local articulations of anthropocenic processes may help to turn an otherwise seemingly incomprehensible concept graspable and intelligible.
And Open Rivers published an issue in Summer 2018 on the Paradox of Water. Many of the authors attended the Nobel Peace Prize Forum in September 2018 at Augsburg, and a few of them joined the river expedition for a few days.