Environmental Change and Urbanization in the Early Modern Period

August 24, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Mānoa Campus, On Zoom

If environmental and historical studies into the EMP in Southeast Asia are few and far between, such work is even scarcer in archaeology, even if a significant number of SE Asian archaeologists are actively investigating the rise and fall of classic empires (and or emergence of states) in the region. Archaeology, as a discipline, is in a position to provide a link between paleoenvironmental studies and historiography, as archaeologists frequently borrow ideas from the two disciplines. The discipline, however, focuses on long-term patterns of change based on fine-grained, site-specific datasets that complement paleoenvironmental and historical studies. In this panel, we highlight the role of archaeology in understanding human responses to environmental unpredictability. For instance, archaeologists have documented solutions employed by humans to address the unpredictability of environmental problems as well as problems that cannot be fixed. Panelists: Jade d’Alpoim Guedes (University of California, San Diego); Patrick Roberts (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History); Grace Tesoro-Barretto (Archaeological Studies Program, University of the Philippines); Roland Fletcher (University of Sydney). Moderator: Peter Lape, University of Washington This webinar is part of the PEMSEA webinar series, Historicizing Disaster Risk Management: The Ecology of Mt. Isarog and its Environs.

Event Sponsor
Center for Southeast Asian Studies (SPAS), Mānoa Campus

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