“Ecological History In Asia and the World” Workshop (Council on East Asian Studies)

Location: 
Luce Hall, Room 203 See map
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

This workshop presents papers by younger scholars examining the intersection of human activities with natural processes, embracing environmental history, anthropology, and political science. The topics include ecological science, human impacts on plants and animals, and state demands for natural resources, and regions ranging from the U.S. to the Middle East, Indonesia, and East Asia.

Saturday, October 28

8:00-9:00: Breakfast

8:50-9:00: Introductory remarks by Peter C. Perdue, Stevan Harrell

9:00-10:15: Panel 1 - “Managing Culture and Nature”

Chair: Laura Martin

Commentator: Peter C. Perdue

9:00-9:15

Caterina Scaramelli, “Delta Lives: Lived Histories of Flows and Sediments on a Turkish Wetland”

9:15-9:30

Angelo Caglioti, “Empire, Drought and Famine: the Ecological History of Early Italian Colonialism (1885-1896)”

9:30-9:45

Aaron Jakes, “Interest of Insects: Credit as a Socio-Ecological Relation”

9:45-10:00

Comments by Peter C. Perdue

Discussion

10:15-10:30: Coffee Break

10:30-11:45: Panel 2 - “The Politics of Extraction”

Chair: Stevan Harrell

Commentator: Brian Lander

10:30-10:45

Judd Kinzley, “Resource and the State: Toward a New Perspective on Chinese Border Regions”

10:45-11:00

John Lee, “Kingdom of Pines: State Forestry in Pre-Industrial Korea”

11:00-11:15

Greg Thaler, “Extraction, Production, and Socio-Political Organization in the Capitalist World Ecology”

11:15-11:45

Comments by Brian Lander

Discussion

11:45-1:00pm: Lunch

1:00-2:30: Panel 3 - “Imagining Ecological Communities”

Chair: Peter C. Perdue

Commentator: Harriet Ritvo

1:00-1:15

Zachary Caple, “Island Scrub: Extinction and Endurance at the Holocene/Anthropocene Boundary”

1:15-1:30

Laura Martin, “Intervention Ecology: Caring for Panthers and Sawgrass in the Florida Everglades”

1:30-1:45

Paolo Bocci, “Becoming Island: Utopian Colonies and Conservation on the Galapagos Islands”

1:45 - 2:00

Maria Taylor, “Plants at Plants: The Soviet Garden-Factory from Moscow to Tashkent”

2:00-2:30

Comments by Harriet Ritvo

Discussion

2:30 – 3:00 PM Concluding Discussion

 
 
 
Event Date / Time: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017