PEMSEA Panel 4: Environmental Change and Urbanization in the Early Modern Period
Panel 4: Environmental Change and Urbanization in the Early Modern Period
Date & Time: August 24, 5:00pm HST / 8:00pm PST / August 25, 11:00am Philippines Time
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.
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. More info here.
Co-sponsors: UCLA Center for Southeast Asian Studies; UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeology; UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies; UCLA Department of Anthropology; Center for Taiwan-Philippines Indigenous Knowledge, Local Knowledge, and Sustainable Studies (CTPILS), National Chengchi University, Taiwan