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Mastering the Kaw: The Bowersock Dam and the Development of Lawrence Industry," Mid-America Conference on History, Lawrence KS, September 1992.

"PETROLIA: The Mythic Landscape of Pennsylvania's Early Oil Industry," National Meeting of the American Society of Environmental Historians, Pittsburgh PA, March 1993.

"Putting Nature Back Together Again:TVA and the Marketing of Conservation, 1930-1940," Annual Conference of the Mid-America American Studies Association, St. Louis MO, April 1993.

"The Persistence of Oil on the Brain: Can the History of Pennsylvania's Oil Boom Reach Deeper?" Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania State Historical Society, Chambersburg PA, October 1993.

"Photographs and Historic Landscapes: Recreating the World's First Oil Fields," Annual Conference of the Mid-America American Studies Association, Minneapolis MN, April 1994.

"Speculating the Sublime: The Itinerant Eye and the American Industrial Landscape," Annual Conference of the American Society of Environmental Historians, San Diego CA, March 1995.

"All That Nature Intended This Place to Be": Boom and Economic Development in the Oil Regions of Pennsylvania, 1859-1872," Oil Heritage Commission Annual Conference, Oil City PA, September 1996.

"Authority in the Valley: Symbol and Reality in TVA's Popular Image, 1930-1940," Annual Conference of the American Society of Environmental Historians, Tuscon AZ, March 1997.

"The Dam in the Valley: Symbol and Reality in TVA's Popular Image, 1930-1940," Annual Conference of the Society for the History of Technology, Pasadena, CA, October 1997.

"Organic Planning: Ecology and Design in the Landscape of the Tennessee Valley Authority, 1930-1945," Dumbarton Oaks Studies in Landscape Architecture Symposium, Harvard University, Washington DC, May 1998.

"Melville and the Whaling Town: Sustainability in 19th Century Illumination," The Melville Society Annual Conference, Mystic CT, June 1999.

"Human Geography and the Industrial Landscape," Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, Pittsburgh PA, April 2000.

"Organic Planning: The Intersection of Nature and Economic Planning in the Early Tennessee Valley Authority," for inclusion on special series of sessions "Beyond the Social Construction of Nature: re-thinking political economy and environment." Annual Conference of the Association of American Geographers, New York, NY, April 2001

"Unity and Abstraction: Ethics and Modernity in the Technology of the New Deal," Roundtable on Technology and the Environment. Annual Meeting of the American Society of Environmental Historians, Durham, NC, March 2001.

Chairing and/or Commenting on Panel Sessions "Industrial Communities and Place: The Pennsylvania Story," Pennsylvania Historical Association Annual Meeting, Allentown PA, October 1998.

"Environmentalists Who Work for a Living? The New Deal's Civilian Conservation Corps and Work in the Great Outdoors," Annual Meeting of the American Society of Environmental Historians, Tuscon AZ, March 1999.

"Environment and Community," Pennsylvania Historical Association Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh PA, October, 1999.

"Technology and Environment: Combining Two Fields of History to Make a Richer Craft," Annual Meeting of the American Society of Environmental Historians, Tacoma WA, March 2000.

“Referendum on Planning: Imaging River Conservation in the 1938 TVA Hearings,” “Recovering the Environmental Legacy of FDR, Roosevelt Institute, Presidential Library and Archives, Hyde Park, NY October 2002..