BRIDGING Communities Cafe – Online Event – June 8th
Exploring the Linkages Between History, Environmental Challenges, and Contemporary Policy
This event is reposted from our partner BRIDGES Sustainability Science Coalition.
Help us close out our inaugural season of the BRIDGING Communities Cafe series right by joining us for this final session on June 8, 2023. Whether or not you have been able to participate in the past, all are welcome (registration required).
Date: Thursday, June 8th, 2023
Time: 7pm SAST/CEST | 6pm BST | 1pm EDT | 10am MST
Location: Online (register for Zoom information)
Recent years have seen a number of breakthroughs in establishing the past as a key dimension for global change researchers and highlighting the need to bring environmental history, archaeology, environmental humanities, environmental science disciplines and more together with nonacademic holders of local and traditional knowledge and practitioners attempting to manage resources for sustainability. In multiple fields we are seeing acceptance of the importance of our stories of long-term human ecodynamics. Heritage and community engagement are now recognized as key elements in shaping more successful responses to global change impacts and in rallying support for action on climate change. But many challenges remain for teams to move from isolated and often superficially understood “lessons of history” to deliver influential and actionable advice to managers and decision-makers alike. A fundamental challenge remains how best to gain the open-minded attention of policy-makers and those involved in implementing policy using what strategies and tools. Historians and archaeologists (among others) believe we can make a significant contribution, but we urgently need guidance in these areas.
We look forward to exploring these challenges and opportunities with you at our fifth BRIDGING Communities Café session co-hosted by the BRIDGES CUNY/Princeton Hub in the Northeastern USA.
**The BRIDGING Communities Cafe Series is a signature program of the BRIDGES Sustainability Science Coalition, an UNESCO Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme. This special Earth Month Café session is co-hosted by the BRIDGES Flagship Hub at ASU and The Narrative Storytelling Initiative at ASU.
For questions or feedback about the BRIDGING Communities Café Series, please contact Julianna Gwiszcz.