The 105th RIHN seminar

In this seminar, visiting research fellow of “Long-term Sustainability through Place-Based, Small-scale Economies: Approaches from Historical Ecology” project will give a talk on her research.

If you have time and if you have interests, please feel free to join our seminar.

Date: August 18th, 2014 (Monday) 14:00-15:15
Place: Seminar room 3&4( → Access)
  1. 14:00-14:05 Opening remark & Introduction of visiting research fellow
  2. 14:05-15:15 (including Q & A) Speaker: Dr. Liliana Janik
Title: The present and the past: Environmental services, biodiversity, metastable ecosystems, and the cultural categorisation of the landscape


The aim of this talk is to look at the way we approach environmental and climatic alterations when conceptualising landscape in the present and in the past. I consider scientifically-based proxies of climatic alterations and environmental changes while at the same time trying to understand how the environment as a natural landscape is understood in the cultural contexts of the past and the resent. In particular I focus on issues of environmental services, biodiversity, metastable ecosystem, and the cultural categorisation of the landscape in Palaeolithic Europe and Jomon Japan.