Welcome to the IHOPE seminars portal!
This portal collects talks and seminars held under the IHOPE umbrella and from the broad network of IHOPEs researchers and also other relevant networks. This portal will be built as a resource pages more broadly, with links to talks. workshops and activities relevant to IHOPE’s aims and goals. If you want to advertise a session or conference or post post individual presentations here, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The Latin American and Caribbean Historical Ecology Seminars (LACHES) highlight a diverse research field characterized by an ambition to link knowledge about the past to present-day challenges by contributing to debates in natural resource and environmental management, deepening our understanding of resilience and vulnerability, and informing pathways to economic, ecological, and societal sustainability.
4th of April 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 every 2nd month (even months) 16-18 Stockholm time is sponsored by IHOPE (ihopenet.org) 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. Coming talks will be uploaded here shortly.
The wide diversity of landscapes, peoples and ecological relationships on the African continent allows for new thinking in and around the methodologies and concepts of historical ecology. This knowledge is becoming all the more important with increasing competition of land and resource due to green investment, smart agriculture, carbon off-set and conservation. The Africa Historical Ecology Seminars (AFRHES) showcase case studies of historical ecologies all unified by their ambition to tie past with present day knowledge, contestations and debates around environmental management, resilience and vulnerability and societal sustainability. We joint together in this open seminar to discuss, based on these case studies, how can we build an inclusive methodology that is capable of incorporating local historical knowledge and local systems of knowledge? How can knowledge of the past inform the present on what scales, and how can we translate the academic knowledge for policy and local stakeholders.
5th of May Africa World Heritage Day round Table discussion 16-18 (Stockholm time).
Speakers: Webber Ndoro, Director general of ICCROM; Solange Macamo, Eduardo Mondlane University, Mozambique; Ndukuyakhe Ndlovu, Pretoria University, Mapungbwe National Park, South Africa; Ibrahima Thiaw, IFAN-Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal; Phillip Segadika, National Heritage Authority, Botswana
Heritage is an essential part of identities and values and contributes towards the appreciation of the diversity of cultures and traditions on the African continent. Heritage is important also for understanding landscape histories and for insight into sustainability solutions and alternate economies. Most countries on the African continent have strict laws on cultural heritage protection but low compliance. Rapid development, rising sea levels and the effects of extreme climatic events are a threat to heritage. Meanwhile, new initiatives for climate mitigation, conservation and green economies rarely consider the cultural or biocultural heritage, or the capacity of local communities in safeguarding heritage. In a celebration of Africa World Heritage Day, we discuss the achievements and challenges of African heritage and its possible future. What are the main challenges as recognised by practitioners and how do we envision heritage management in the 21st century.
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The seminar series will be held the 1st Monday every 2nd month (uneven months) 16-18 Stockholm time (with the exception of the celebration of the Africa World Heritage Day) and is sponsored by IHOPE (ihopenet.org) and organized by a planning committee of scholars in a collaboration between IHOPE, Pretoria University, Eduardo Mondlane University, Uppsala University and Cambridge University.
Relevant seminars and conferences from other networks
2022 Environmental History Meets Public Policy seminar series
See official webpage here and for registration: https://envhist4p.shh.mpg.de/?page_id=432c
This seminar series is organised by the collective “Historians for Future” and the “International Advisory Panel on Environmental History and Policy”, supported by Centre for Grand Strategy at King’s College London, the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, and Dickinson College, Pennsylvania. In the debate series environmental history practitioners meets and debates with representatives from science and policy aiming to engage
in the policy making process and to make connections between environmental history and policy. Upcoming events:
- 22 March Introduction to Science for Policy: Chloe Hill, Policy Officer, European Geosciences Union
- 5 April Science for Policy Communication: Vitalba Crivello, Policy Analyst at the European Science-Media Hub
- 19 April Engaging with government: history as part of policy making: Prof Philip Murphy, History and Policy Group, UK
- 3 May The key role of the European Parliament Intergroup on ‘Climate Change, Biodiversity & Sustainable Development’ in bridging the
science-policy nexus: Ilias Grampas, Deputy Director, European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD)
- 17 May Science for policy ecosystems in the EU and its Member States: policies, institutions, and competences: Kristian Krieger, Policy Analyst, Unit: “Knowledge for Policy: Concepts and Methods”, European Commission, Joint Research Centre
- 31 May Mapping science-for-policy ecosystems in Europe and Germany: Irene Broer, Leibnitz Institute for Media Research – Hans Bredow Institute,
2022 Tipping Elements
The Tipping points series is organised by AIMES in collaboration with Future Earth, the Earth Commission and the WCRP. In the series researchers discuss a brupt changes in different Earth systems – from the Oceans, to forests to permafrost regions and ice sheets. Can we find a common language and toolbox to define and understand how and when systems crosses thresholds causing negative and irreversible changes – or its tipping points. What are the elements of tipping points, irreversability, and abrupt changes in our Earth systems and where should we focus our research. Listen to the debates and discussions in the filmed and coming seminars on Tipping Elements
2021 For Peat’s Sake
Listen to the researchers in the PAGES working group Carbon in Peat on EArth through Time (C-PEAT) explain the potential of peatlands as environmental and climate records, and also as carbon sinks. Listen to the past present and future of peatlands in the open Spotify series
2021 Human Traces
The PAGES Human Traces working group was launched in January 2021, and on deep-time human impacts prior to the period that have been suggested to the named the Anthropocene. In a series of filmed workshops and lectures, researchers discuss how human traces are manifest in different parts of the world, and in different stratigraphic records and how to define them. Find the lectures here
2021 Rai Anthropology and Conservation
The formal conference page is found here
The Royal Anthropological Institute held a conference on Anthropology and Conservation 25-29 October 2021. The aim of the conference was simple: it is increasingly recognised that conservation can only be properly achieved with Indigenous Peoples, in full recognition of their rights. A few sessions at RAI 2020 were dedicated to the long term studies and biocultural heritage, see program. Below are links to the filmed talks from some of the many relevant sessions.
2121 Earth Archive Congress
The Earth Archibe is a conservation initiative which seeks to scan the planets land surfaces with very high resolution lidar, as an pen source, digital record of the Earth that will reflect the landscape exactly as it was at the time of scanning and preserve this information for future generations. It seeks to combine remote sensing and Lidar to document the Earths surfaces to inform conservation and in face of planetary changes due to climate change. The 2021 inaugural congress was dedicated to the Amazon. The filmed talks and discussions are found here
LOOPS Workshop Series
The LOOPs workshop series is coordinated by Potsdam institute but coordinated with a number of partners where researches convene to discuss scenario building and modelling, planetary boundaries and transformative change. See the programmes and output from previous years LOOPs workshops