Join our LACHES seminar

Join our LACHES seminar

4th of April 16-18 Stockholm, Vienna time (14.00-16.00 UTC)

William Balée, Professor of Anthropology Tulane University

Since the 1998 publication of William Balée’s edited seminal volume Advances in Historical Ecology, historical ecological research in Latin America and the Caribbean has examined complex socio-ecological interactions and historical trajectories in a wide variety of landscapes. This body of research evidences the development of a diversified field, with new methodological toolboxes and conceptual frameworks emerging to further advance the potential of historical ecological research to detail human behaviors and their planned and unintentional socio-ecological consequences, as well as broadened its critical scope.

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 The seminar series held the 1st Monday of every 2nd month is sponsored by IHOPE ( and organized by a planning committee of scholars in Bolivia (Universidad Mayor de San Andrés), Brazil (Universidade de São Paulo), and Sweden (University of Gothenburg and Uppsala University). Drawing on case studies as starting point, these open seminars (in English, Spanish, or Portuguese) will discuss practical challenges and opportunities of historical ecological research, with particular reference to inclusive transdisciplinary research, actionable science, and informing policy. Upcoming events will be posted on our page Seminars (