The 135th-4 RIHN seminar

You are warmly invited to the upcoming RIHN Seminar:

Date: December 19th, 2016 (Monday) 15:30 - 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: Improving our studies?
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.
No4. abstract: This final lecture will look again at some of the difficulties that we encounter in moving from field results to systemic thinking in a trans-disciplinary context. I will refer to all three case studies and outline some general perspectives that come from comparing them. In the process, I will also refer to work done in other areas (and in some cases by other people).
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