PS&H co-hosts annual Climate Change and History Research Initiative (CCHRI) 2019 Colloquium
This year's colloquim by the Princeton-based Climate Change and History Research Initiative (CCHRI), titled "Resilience, environmental change and society: Perspectives from History and Prehistory," is jointly organized by Princeton University and the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (MPI-SHH) (Palaeo-Science and History Independent Research Group (formerly ByzRes) and the Department of Archaeology). It will take place from March 18-20, 2019, at the MPI-SHH in Jena, Germany.
The aim of this annual meeting is to bring together – for the first time – interdisciplinary projects on climate and environmental change that work on two different “human pasts”: history and prehistory. The organizers want to see whether the levels of social and cultural complexity and the types of evidence they study lead to different conclusions about human capabilities of coping with environmental challenges, or whether their approaches are complementary and their synergy increases our understanding of the mechanisms of human resilience to climatic change and other “natural” stressors.
As always with the CCHRI Colloquia, the organizers plan to publish the results of the discussions either as a special issue in an interdisciplinary journal, or as one or two multi-author articles in highly-visible journals.