Place: Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) Beyoğlu, Istanbul
10 April 2020 extended until 22 April 2020
In response to the global pandemic, this workshop has been provisionally postponed to 6-7 September 2021.
Organized by Koç University Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (ANAMED) and Princeton University’s Climate Change and History Research Initiative (CCHRI), this introductory workshop is designed to introduce and familiarise junior scholars at all levels with the wide range of climate- and environmental-scientific approaches that may help them in their own historical and archaeological research. This is an intensive entry-level workshop and is geared towards History and Archaeology graduate students and junior faculty and require no previous knowledge of the subjects. The main aim of the CCHRI is to promote an approach to long-term historical and environmental change that involves the integration of natural and social science methodologies and techniques. Although the impact of climate and environmental stress on human social organization has been debated for many decades, natural scientists have joined the discussion only comparatively recently. While the data now available is of a quantitatively and qualitatively higher order than ever, facilitating a closer relationship between the natural and social sciences and the dangers of misconstruing or misusing the data from fields outside our own make it necessary to rethink how social and natural sciences can collaborate without ignoring the principles of research and analysis upon which both are founded.
The workshop will be conducted in English. For more information about the program and how to apply please see down below.
12 sessions over two days dealing with a range of palaeo-science techniques and methods, and with approaches to integrating history, archaeology and science. Each session will consist of a presentation led by a specialist scholar in the discipline in question, followed by open discussion. (See: Tentative Program)
All workshop materials will be provided electronically.
For biographies of all the presenters please click here.
ANAMED issues certificates to all participants who successfully complete the program.
Airfare and visa arrangements and expenses are each participant’s own responsibility.
There are no fees for participation in this workshop. Each participant will receive a workshop scholarship.
Workshop Scholarship covers accommodation at ANAMED, lunches, coffee breaks and full access to the ANAMED Library. Workshop participants will be required to pay only for airfare and personal expenses.
Before you apply, please do not forget to review the requirements section and make sure that you are eligible to apply.
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