Seminars in Historical Ecology: An Exciting Future for the Past

Last changed: 18 May 2018
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The four seminars in spring 2018 will employ historical ecology as an arena for exploring transdisciplinary work. Seminars in Historical Ecology brings together disciplines, research, and perspectives that have much in common but are traditionally pursued alone. Join us for thought-provoking lectures and stimulating discussion of common interests.

Historical ecology is neither a discipline nor a theory. It is a research framework for merging many kinds of evidence (e.g., documents, archaeology, ethnography, ecology and a broad array of environmental studies) to reach new understandings about the human-environment relationship. Research is stimulated by new questions, insights, and methods for combining and analysing diverse sources of information. Historical ecology is an emerging field of study that can facilitate interdisciplinarity and generate new understandings.

Seminars in Historical Ecology brings together disciplines, research, and perspectives that have much in common but are traditionally pursued alone. Join us for thought-provoking lectures, stimulating discussion of common interests, and fika.

Time:
13.00-14.30: seminar
14.30-15.00: coffee
15-16: further discussion

Venue: Ulls hus, SLU Campus Uppsala (how to get here). Rooms "Skara" and "Umeå" are located on floor 3, to the right of the main stairs.

Programme

21 Februry (Room Skara):
Mats Widgren, professor emeritus of geography (Stockholm University):
Landesque capital: a boundary concept?

Watch the recorded lecture here.

21 March (Room Umeå):
Jesper Larsson, associate professor at the division of agrarian history, Eva-Lotta Päiviö Sjaunja, PhD in agrarian history (both SLU), Per Lagerås, associate professor, palaeoecologist (National Historical Museums, Lund):
The Historical Ecology
of forests and mountains in times of expansion and regression

Watch the recorded lectures here:

Per Lagerås

Jesper Larsson and Eva-Lotta Päiviö Sjaunja

10 April (Room Skara):
Anneli Ekblom, associate professor, senior lecturer in archeology, John Ljungqvist, associate professor in archeology (both at Uppsala University):
The historical ecology of Old Uppsala and its value as a heritage place

Watch the recorded lectures here

 

2 May (Room Skara):
Ove Eriksson, professor in plant ecology, (Stockholm University):
Human niche construction as a framework for historical ecology

Watch teh recorded lecture here.


Contact

Anna Westin, Associate Professor
Swedish Bioiversity Centre, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, and och Uppsala University
Tel: +46 18-672703, +46 70-295 27 03
Email: anna.westin@slu.se