Session Title

The Long Anthropocene: Doing Climate History in Medieval Studies

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Timothy C. Hart; Scott Miller

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of Massachusetts-Amherst; Northwestern Univ.

Presider Name

Timothy C. Hart; Scott Miller

Paper Title 1

Books of the Solar Minima

Presenter 1 Name

Alexis Becker

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Ithaca College

Paper Title 2

Tracking Land Use and Environmental Change in Medieval Art

Presenter 2 Name

Andrew P. Griebeler

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Southern California

Paper Title 3

The Canary Islands: From the Fortunate Isles to the Sugar Plantation

Presenter 3 Name

Andrés Mesa Guarín

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. degli Studi di Teramo

Paper Title 4

Response

Presenter 4 Name

Paolo Squatriti

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Start Date

9-5-2020 3:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 2355

Description

Humanity’s devastating impact on the natural world is laid bare to all in the present moment, and yet the Anthropocene did not begin with the age of industrialization. Humans have always shaped the world around them and, in turn, been forced to adapt to changing climates and environments. In this panel, we will explore various ways to approach the climate history of the medieval world, including how medieval societies impacted ecosystems and responded to changing climates, as well as how the people of those societies conceived of their place within the natural world. Timothy C. Hart

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May 9th, 3:30 PM

The Long Anthropocene: Doing Climate History in Medieval Studies

Schneider 2355

Humanity’s devastating impact on the natural world is laid bare to all in the present moment, and yet the Anthropocene did not begin with the age of industrialization. Humans have always shaped the world around them and, in turn, been forced to adapt to changing climates and environments. In this panel, we will explore various ways to approach the climate history of the medieval world, including how medieval societies impacted ecosystems and responded to changing climates, as well as how the people of those societies conceived of their place within the natural world. Timothy C. Hart