News from the PS&H Group

Environmental history points the way to the path of resilience. More information in German more
Nobody saw the flood disaster coming: The water had never been so high, it had never come so suddenly. A plea for environmental history warning. More information in German. more
A new study published in the journal Climatic Change examines the cultural impacts of climate change in Italy during the first millennium AD more
Scholars of archaeology, geography, history and paleoclimatology lay out a new framework for uncovering climate-society interactions more
Can history help us to cope with the current pandemic? How should we who study the past change our approach and become more relevant for the future? What sort of past do we really need to make our future in the Anthropocene at all possible? more
A new interdisciplinary study indicates agricultural market integration centuries before Roman conquest, suggesting the mechanisms that led to the Anthropocene began much earlier than assumed more
Jan. 9, 2020 - The Paleo-Science & History Group (with the support of the Department of Archaeogenetics) is organising a joint workshop with the Institute of History of the University of Jena (FSU) on the applications of scientific methods to the study of the Middle Ages.
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In his new book, The Early Ottoman Peloponnese, Dr. Liakopoulos discusses the history, geography, demography and economy of the Peloponnese in the wake of the Ottoman conquest. more
A study of diverse datasets, including pollen, coinage, and funeral practices, reveals that the effects of the late antique plague pandemic commonly known as the Justinianic Plague may have been overestimated. more
The Paleo-Science & History Group received major DFG funding (€395k for three years, together with the Byzantinistik at the FU Berlin) from the “Beethoven” Program, which provides funding for integrated Polish-German research projects. On the German side, the project leaders are Prof. Johannes Niehoff-Panagiotidis from the Freie Universität Berlin and Dr. Adam Izdebski from the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History in Jena. more
In the beginning of September, the Paleo-Science & History Independent Research Group held its third pre/post-doc workshop in interdisciplinary approaches to history – within just one year since the group’s foundation in the summer of 2018. more
Dr Georgios Liakopoulos from the Palaeo-Science and History (PS&H) Independent Max Planck Research Group will give a Summer Course (22-26 July 2019) at FU Berlin. Registration and attendance are free, and registration is open until 30 June! more
Adam Izdebski, Independent Group Leader of PS&H, initiated and co-edited a new volume, the first of its kind for the history of the first millennium AD, written by scientists, historians and archaeologists. more
PS&H (formerly ByzRes), the Department of Archaeology and Princeton University co-host annual Climate Change and History Research Initiative (CCHRI) 2019 Colloquium, which aims to bring together for the first time interdisciplinary projects on climate and environmental change that work on two different “human pasts”: history and prehistory. more
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