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Monday, 8 December 2014

East Asian Environmental History Association (EAEH) 2015 conference: 2nd call for papers

The East Asian Environmental History Association (EAEH) 2015 Local Organizing Committee has issued a second call for papers for the sessions provided below:

1) Animals Marine Borders (Animals)
2) Afforestation and Deforestation (Plants)
3) Microorganisms: Infectious Diseases (Microorganisms)
4) Urban, Lakes and River Water I (Water)
5) Groundwater and Irrigation (Water)
6) Food Security (Foods)
7) Nomadism and Wild Plants (Foods, Plants)
8) Food and Water (Water)
9) National Parks and Human Landscapes (Humans, Land)
10) Nature Views, Religion and Ethics (Humans)

Proposals are invited for presentation at the EAEH 2015 meeting. Please send proposals by email to the contact shown below no later than December 18, 2015. Your submission should be accompanied by a 300-word maximum abstract and a current curriculum vitae.

EAEH 2015 Secretariat: eaeh2015@issjp.com

For more information see: http://www.aeaeh.org/eaeh2015.htm

Source: H-Environment

Monday, 27 October 2014

New podcast episode: Climate variability and population dynamics in prehistoric Australia

The first people to settle in Australia, ancestors of present day Aboriginals, arrived in Australia about 50,000 years ago. They encountered a cooler and drier continent than at present. From about 35,000 years ago global temperatures and water availability declined even further culminating in the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), about 21,000 years ago. At this time, the Australian continent entered its driest and coolest period since modern humans colonized it. By 12,000 years ago the climate warmed rapidly, sea levels rose and climate began to ameliorate.

On a new episode of the Exploring Environmental History Podcast, Alan Williams, an archaeologist and graduate student in the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University in Canberra explores the responses and adaptations by Aboriginal people to climate change over the past 50,000 years.

Listen to the podcast.

View the intro video on YouTube.

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

New feed for Exploring Environmental History Podcast

The Exploring Environmental History Podcast has a new feed. The podcast audio files have been moved to Libsyn, a podcast media hosting service. If you are subscribed to the podcast and which to continue to receive new podcast episodes please update the feed in your podcast client such as iTunes or Juice using the new feed below. In case you have subscribed to the show through the iTunes store you don't have to do anything. The feed will be automatically updated in the iTunes Store.

The new feed is: http://ehresources.libsyn.com/rss

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the show's host Jan Oosthoek.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

New video: Forestry and Landscape Change in 20th Century Scotland

A new video has been released on the EH Resources YouTube Channel. This video is a registration of an interview between Professor Bob Morris and Jan Oosthoek about the development of modern forestry in Scotland from the aristocratic estates that planted imported "exotic" trees trough the wood shortages of the first World War and the creation of the Forestry Commission. The video discusses the significant role of the British Forestry Commission in influencing the appearance, nature and use of the Scottish landscape in the 20th century.

Watch the video on this website or on YouTube

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