Linking Archaeology and Climate Change – Swedigarch Online Lecture
On Wednesday, December 6th, the Swedish National Infrastructure for Digital Archaeology (Swedigarch) will be hosting its third Inspirational Lecture online. IHOPE’s SSC member Marcy Rockman will speak on the Radical Importance of Now in Linking Archaeology and Climate Change. The lecture will explore the possibilities for archeology to be used to build sustainable responses to climate change.
All are invited to join online Wednesday, December 6th, 2023, from 15.30 – 17.00 Central European Time using the following Zoom link: https://gu-se.zoom.us/j/66766570725
Marcy Rockman is an archaeologist with experience in national and international climate change policy. Her research focus is landscape learning, which explores how humans gather, remember, and share environmental information. She has used this to address situations as diverse as cultural resource management in the American West and homeland security risk communication in Washington, DC. In 2011–2018 Marcy served with the US National Park Service as the inaugural Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator for Cultural Resources. More recently, she has held multiple international and US national roles in the field of overlap between cultural heritage management and climate science and policy, for instance working with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and coordinating climate change hearings and briefings with the US Congress. Currently, Marcy is Director of Lifting Rocks – Climate and Heritage Consulting (www.liftingrocks.org) and Associate Research Professor with the Department of Anthropology at the University of Maryland, College Park. She holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Arizona.