Professional Papers

Anthony Amato, "Leopold's Reserve: A Transatlantic Historical Perspective on Restoration in an Eastern European Landscape" presented at "Restoring or Renaturing: the Presence of the Past in Ecological Restoration" held at the Zurich Botanical Garden, Zurich, Switzerland organized by the Institute of Environmental Sciences, Zurich; July 10-11, 2006.

Anthony Amato, "Cornbelt Heartland: Region and Landscapes in Space and Time" presented at 4th International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, July 3rd-July 6th, 2006, somewhere by Carthage (Indiana, that is not) in the Maghreb.

Anthony Amato, “Rivers: Black, White, Brown, and Tan” presented at The American Society for Environmental History Annual Meeting, March 29-April 2, 2006, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Anthony Amato, “Beyond the Borderland: Nature, Place, and the Frontier in Ukrainian History ” presented at VIIth World Congress of the International Council for Central and East European Studies, July 25-30, 2005; Berlin, Germany.

Anthony Amato, “In the Long Run: Ritual, Festival, and Place in the Contemporary Marathon” presented at The Ninth Annual Multidisciplinary Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration and Public Display, June 2-4, 2005; Bowling Green, Ohio.

Janet Timmerman, "Red Earth, White Road: The Mixed-Blood Family of Joseph LaFramboise in the Dakota Conflict, 1862" presented at the Western Social Science Association annual conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico April 13-15, 2005.

Geoff Cunfer, "Grassland Settlement: Land Use and Population in Kansas, 1860-1940" poster presentation for the bi-annual meeting of the European Society for Environmental History in Florence Italy in February, 2005.

Geoff Cunfer, "Dust Storms Before the Dust Bowl" presented at the Social Science History Association Meeting, Chicago, November 18-21, 2004.

Anthony Amato, "Customs and Costumes: Ritual, Play, and Performance" presented at The Eighth Annual Multidisciplinary Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration and Public Display, June 1-3, 2004; Bowling Green, Ohio.

Anthony Amato, "Making Main Street: Landscape and Place in an American Town" presented at the 46th Annual Conference of the Western Social Sciences Association. April 21-24, 2004; Salt Lake City, Utah.

Anthony Amato, "Thick Description and Thin Soils: Environment, Ethnography, and Nationhood in the Carpathian Mountains" presented at the 12th International Conference of Historical Geographers December 12-18, 2003; Auckland, New Zealand.

Anthony Amato, "It's All Over But the Splashing: Ritual and Play in a Water Holiday" presented at The Seventh Annual Multidisciplinary Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration and Public Display, May 29-31, 2003; Bowling Green, Ohio.

Joseph Amato, keynote speaker "Change, Turnover, and Turbulence in a Small Midwestern Town." 35th Annual Dakota Conference, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD, April 25-26, 2003

Anthony Amato, "Missing the Forest for the Trees: Environment, Commons, and Access," presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the Western Social Sciences Association. April 12-15, 2003; Las Vegas, NV.

Anthony Amato, "A River Empties into It: Rivers, Agriculture, Recreation, and the Myth of Management," presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the Western Social Sciences Association. April 12-15, 2003; Las Vegas, NV.

Joseph Amato, "The Government Faces of Places: The Case of Southwestern Minnesota." American Society for Environmental History Annual Conference, Providence, RI, March 26-30, 2003

Joseph Amato, Keynote presentation, "Facing Changes in a Rapidly Transforming Rural World," Midwest Poultry Producers Annual Convention, Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis, March 20, 2003

Joseph Amato, "Rethinking Home: a Case for Writing Local History" Brown Bag lecture series, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul. January 13, 2003

Anthony Amato, "Against the Stream: Rivers, History, and Narratives of Space" presented at the Northern Great Plains History Conference, October 10-12, 2002; Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Anthony Amato, "Thinking Unlike a Mountain: Environment, Agriculture, and Sustainability in the Carpathians" presented at the Environment and Sustainable Development in the New Central Europe: The Case of Austria and its Neighbors, September 18-21, 2002; Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Joseph Amato, "Does Modern Medicine Speak to Human Suffering?" Clinical Practice Conference, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Campus of Notre Dame University, South Bend, Indiana, September 18, 2002.

Anthony Amato, "From Bad Land to the Badlands: Migration, Ethnicity, and Environmental Change" presented at the Dakota Conference on History, Literature, Art, and Archeology, May 28-31, 2002; Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Anthony Amato, "From Edelweiss to Sagebrush: Grazing Rights, Forest Access, Landscapes, and Land Disputes," presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the Western Social Sciences Association. April 12-15, 2002; Albuquerque, NM.

Geoff Cunfer, chair of panel entitled "Towards Integrated Historical Assessment: Population,
Production, and Environmental Change," at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, Denver, Colorado, March 20-23, 2002.

Anthony Amato, "Peasants, Priests, and the Plow in the Disputed Landscape of the Carpathians, 1848 to 1914," presented at the 11th International Conference of Historical Geographers, August 12-18, 2001, Quebec City, Quebec.

Anthony Amato, chair of panel entitled "Natural and cultural heritage X. The military presence in a war-free landscape," at the 11th International Conference of Historical Geographers, August 12-18, 2001, Quebec City, Quebec.

Anthony Amato, "Narratives of Place and Region in Minnesota," as part of the panel "Use of Narrative Research Methods for Rural and Regional Studies: Case Examples in Southwest Minnesota," 7th Annual Midwest Qualitative Research Conference, June 14-15, 2001, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Anthony Amato, "The Doll Displayed: Folklore and Place in a Landscape of Fear," presented at the 2001 Multidisciplinary Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration and Public Display," June 1-3, 2001, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Anthony Amato, "'Playing Dead:' Community and the Games around the Corpse in the Carpathian Mountains," presented at the 2001 Multidisciplinary Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration and Public Display," June 1-3, 2001, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Anthony Amato, chair of panel entitled "The Public and the Personal," at the 2001 Multidisciplinary Conference on Holidays, Ritual, Festival, Celebration and Public Display," June 1-3, 2001, Bowling Green, Ohio.

Anthony Amato, "Throwing an Alp Out of Kilter: Environment and Agricultural Landscapes in the Carpathian Mountains," presented at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Western Social Sciences Association, April 17-20, 2001, Reno, Nevada.

Joseph Amato, Anthony Amato, Geoff Cunfer, and Jan Louwagie, "Exploring Local and Regional Resources," sponsored by the University of Minnesota-Duluth on April 6, 2001 at Duluth, Minnesota. The program highlighted the Center for Rural and Regional Studies as a model program for other areas of the state.

Geoff Cunfer, commentator for panel entitled "Charting Change: Applications and Methods for Historical GIS and Databases," at the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association, Chicago, Illinois, November 15-18, 2001.

Geoff Cunfer, "Crops, Dust, and Water in the Great Plains, 1900-1940," presented to annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, Durham, North Carolina, March 28-April 1, 2001.

Joseph and Anthony Amato, "Our Cultural History," DNR Water Planners Annual Meeting, Sponsored by the DNR and MN PCA, Marshall, Minnesota. March 21, 2001

Anthony Amato, "Neither Fish nor Fowl: Environment, Attitudes, and Action in a Wet and Dry Landscape" at The Dakota Conference on History, Literature, Art, and Archeology, May 25-27, 2000, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Joseph Amato and Anthony Amato, "Minnesota, Real and Imagined: Minnesota Culture as Seen from the Countryside" presented at "The Daedalus Authors' Conference on Minnesota," February 2-4, 2000, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Joseph Amato, Geoff Cunfer, and Jan Louwagie, "Rural and Regional Studies at Southwest State University," Northern Great Plains History Conference, Mankato, Minnesota, September 28-30, 2000.

Geoff Cunfer, "Floral Diversity in the Great Plains, 1870-1992, " presented to annual meeting of the American Society for Environmental History, Tacoma, Washington, March 15-18, 2000.

Geoff Cunfer, "The Changing Ecology of Agriculture: From Horse Farming to Tractor Farming on the Great Plains," presented to the annual meeting of the Social Science History Association, Fort Worth, Texas, November 11-14, 1999.

Anthony and Joseph Amato, "New Immigrants in Southern Minnesota," Second Annual Think Globally, Act Locally Conference, Mankato, Minnesota.




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