On March 24th there will be a meeting to discuss artefacts and e-museum initiatives.
The agenda is available here.
Location: please note that the venue has changed to Room 3.04 Crew Building at the Kings Buildings , University of Edinburgh.
On March 25th there will be a meeting to discuss Isotopic Studies and North Atlantic Human Ecodynamics: Taking stock and looking forward hosted by the University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences. The focus will be research related to the current Office of Polar Programs Arctic Social Sciences grant 0732327 as part of the International Polar Year Humans in the Polar Regions project "IPY: Long Term Human Ecodynamics in the Norse North Atlantic: cases of sustainability, survival, and collapse". For further information contact Andrew Dugmore.
The draft agenda is available here.
Location: The Reception Rooms, McEwan Hall, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh
On March 26th there will be a meeting on Global themes in Human ecodynamics: Taking stock and looking forward this will be a joint SAGES and NABO meeting at the University of Edinburgh. The main purpose of this workshop is build on a recent meeting in Maine to develop interactive discussion of human ecodynamics operating in different areas and on different time scales, but with a particular focus on the last 800 years, with the objective of getting a better comparative understanding of the interaction of climate change, human environmental impacts, human-human interaction (politics, proto-globalization etc.) and integrative themes of rigidity traps, connectedness and path dependency. The main focus will not be so much about global climate correlations as an exploration of the human-climate-environment interface with the aim of extracting common patterns and research questions of collective interest as well as sharing ideas, expertise, tools (especially modelling) and best practice approaches. In other words, a good set of discussions about human /landscape/ climate interactions and some sharing of integrative approaches to successful discipline-crossing endeavours. The goals are to bring together members of the SAGES community with NABO and a wider evolving international community of researchers on human ecodynamics and discuss research questions of common interest, and explore new alliances within the SAGES community. International speakers will include Professor Peggy Nelson from Arizona State University and Professor Tom McGovern from CUNY New York. NABO contact and meeting co-ordination Andrew Dugmore amd SAGES members should contact Stephanie West.
A draft agenda is available here.
Location: The Raeburn Room, Old College, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh