The 143th-2 RIHN seminar

You are warmly invited to the upcoming RIHN Seminar:

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Date: May 30th, 2017 (Tuesday) 15:00 - 17:00
Place: Lecture Hall, RIHN( → Access)
Lecturer: Dr. Antony Brown (University of Southampton/Invited Scholar RIHN)
Title: The geomorphology of The Anthropocene and implications for sustainable river and slope systems
Language: English
Abstract: The Anthropocene has become an important concept for natural scientists, social scientists and the public but it is not unproblematic. This paper will present a review of the geomorphological case for the Anthropocene and finds it overwhelming in most areas, but with no clear starting point. Whilst the diachronous nature of the Anthropocene presents problems for its formal recognition as a geological period it is important in understanding the interaction of natural and anthropogenic processes that still continues, and it cautions against the assumption that modern environmental knowledge is always superior to that in the past. Studies of environmental history are important in avoiding a false dichotomy between the pre-Anthropocene and today.
Contact: KONDO Yasuhisa, RIHN Center E-mail

RIHN Seminar Series

1.Riverine and Wetland environments: From niche construction to nutritional archaeology

28 April, 2017 at RIHN Lecture Hall

2. The geomorphology of The Anthropocene and implications for sustainable river and slope systems

30 May, 2017 at RIHN Lecture Hall

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