At the Jack London symposium at Stanford University on Sept. 19, the scholars Sara Hodson and Jeanne Reesman presented the renowned writer's globe-spanning photographic work. London's reporting and photojournalism took him from the slums of East London to the battlefields of the Russo-Japanese War, and he provided some of the first eyewitness reporting on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake.
Scholars talked about the life and legacy of novelist, journalist, photographer, and social activist Jack London. They showed a selection of London’s photojournalism and spoke how the author of The Call of the Wild influenced generations of Western novelists and writers.
Read more about the Jack London symposium: A Century After His Death, Scholars Examine Jack London’s Enduring Legacy
This study investigates the local knowledge of surfers through two surveys of more than one thousand California surfers and promulgates, based on survey data, a formal definition of surfers’ local knowledge as "wave knowledge." In so doing, this study makes the case that wave knowledge can be used to inform coastal management decision-making in those situations where wave resources, and thus the growing stakeholder group of surfers, could possibly be affected.
A historical look at the Coastal Commission reveals these fluctuating tides of tension, a perspective that provides a broader understanding of the structural conflicts the commission, as well as other regulatory agencies, confront.
Summer 2015 research report, California Coastal Commission Project, Bill Lane Center for the American West