Environmental History workshop, May 17

PLEASE RSVP TO cgw2110@columbia.edu
9:30: Introductory remarks: William Harris (Columbia)
9:45-10:30: Andrew Wilson (Oxford), "Climate and Cultivars in Ancient North Africa: the state of the question".
10:30-11:15: Kyle Harper (Oklahoma), “The interaction of climate change and the disease regime”.
11:15-11:30: coffee break
11:30-12:15: Mike McCormick (Harvard), "The Initiative for the Science of the Human Past at Harvard: recent developments”.
12:15-1:00: Sturt Manning (Cornell), "Exploring some avenues towards regional climate mechanisms and indicators in the east Mediterranean"
1:00-2:30: lunch break
2:30-3:15: Nikola Koepke (Barcelona), "The impact of climatic change on the net nutritional status of the population of early historic Europe".
3:15-4:00: Valerie Trouet (Arizona), "Potential pathways of climatic influence on the late Roman Empire".
4:00-4:30: refreshment break
4:30-5:15: Walter Scheidel (Stanford), "From Niebuhr to Harris: environmental factors and the study of Roman history".
5:15-6:00:  Round-table Discussion.