Marion Sonderegger (center) pictured with Dr. Russell Magnaghi, Director of the Center for U.P. Studies, and former director Dr. John Anderton of the NMU Geography Department at the Eighth Annual Sonderegger Symposium on October 2.
The Center for U.P. Studies brings a sense of history to Yooper culture during its annual Sonderegger Symposium. This year's Sonderegger Symposium was held on Friday, Sept. 13 in the Mead Auditorium. This year's theme is "water," and videos of the presentations can be watched on the NMU Mediasite. Links to individual presentations can be found below.
- Introduction by Michael Broadway (Dean, College of Arts and Sciences)
- John Anderton. (Department of Earth, Environmental & Geographical Sciences) “Bones, Beads & Rings: Archaeological Investigation of a Protohistoric Site (ca.1630-1650) in the UP of Michigan.”
- Russell Magnaghi. (History Dept) “Forgotten Frontier: Lake Michigan & the Southern Shore of the Upper Peninsula”
- Don Balmer. (Independent Scholar) “Lockin Through: Sault Ste. Marie.” Slide Presentation
- Ron Sundell. (Department of Earth, Environmental & Geographical Sciences) “An Environmental History of the Dead River.”
- Nick Pond. (History Student) “Early Sport Fishing in the UP.”
- Josh Benzie. (Economic Dept Alum) “The Price of Wages in the Past.”
- Jack Deo. (Photo Historian) “Life and Occupations in the Upper Peninsula.” Slide Presentation.
- John Saari (History Emeritus). “What Happened to the Great Swamp of North Marquette.”
Last year's symposium focused on the War of 1812 and other aspects of U.P. history and culture. It took place Thursday-Friday, Sept. 12-13, 2012.
The Sonderegger Symposium is hosted with financial support from the Sonderegger family.