University of Rochester

Graduate History Society Organizes 2014 Conference

February 17, 2014

The Graduate History Society will be hosting their annual conference on Saturday, February 22, 2014.  This year's keynote speaker is UR history alum, Jordan Kleiman. Kleiman will be speaking on the "historian as activist" using his work in the fracking debates encompassing New York and Pennsylvania as an example.

Kleiman's involvement in the anti-fracking movement presents an interesting dilemma for this year's theme of "disaster and recovery" in that the environmental implications of fracking are touted as a true disaster, while those who support fracking claim that it has the potential for economic recovery of very depressed areas in these states.

In addition to the keynote speaker there are three other discussion panels scheduled to take place throughout the day: Issues from the Heart of the Community, Violence and Healing, and Rehabilitation.

Conference Link