The 135th-1 RIHN seminar

You are warmly invited to the upcoming RIHN Seminar:

Date: October 13th, 2016 (Thursday) 15:00 - 17:00
Place: Lecture Hall, RIHN( → Access)
Lecturer: Dr. Sander van der Leeuw (Arizona State University/Invited Scholar RIHN)
Series title: From fieldwork to systems thinking in contemporary environmental studies
Seminar title: A shrinking society: The case of Epirus, Greece
Language: English
Series abstract: One challenge in the study of global environmental change is that it manifests itself differently in every place where we (can) study it. Yet to learn from this study and propose solutions to environmental problems we must compare and contrast these case studies to see if there are more general lessons to be learned. In this lecture series I will discuss various approaches to comparative environmental studies, and so to distill general insights from such case studies.
No1. abstract: After WWII and an important civil war, the demographics of this area in Northern Greece changed profoundly as many young people left. At the same time, the area was 'opened up’ by new roads. All this created major changes in land use, economy, perception, interaction and politics, which I investigated in the 1990s. The work combined anthropology, geography and statistics, as well as some other disciplines. This presentation will compare the local situation before WW II and after, present some of the results of the fieldwork and use systemic and resilience thinking to bring the many changes that occurred in this area into perspective and relate them to each other.
Contact: Dr. Daniel Niles E-mail
1.A shrinking society: The case of Epirus, Greece

13 October, 2016 at RIHN Lecture Hall

2. Exploring historical tipping points: The Rhône Valley

20 October, 2016 at RIHN Seminar Room 3 & 4

3. Social-ecological degradation: The Argolid Region, Greece

9 November, 2016 at RIHN Lecture Hall

4.Improving our studies?

8 December, 2016 at RIHN Lecture Hall