Seminar: how can environmental history shape the future?

After a great session last week at University of Waikato, Hamilton, hosted by the History Department (see: How can environmental history shape the future?), Catherine will be doing the same talk at Massey in October. The Hamilton talk was attended by scholars of history (both faculty and students), ecologists, hydrologists, as well as environmental managers and practitioners, and stimulated some interesting discussion.

October’s talk is hosted by School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey University. The Manawatu is Catherine’s birth-place and also the subject of one of the case studies canvassed in the talk, exploring the nexus between historic deforestation and the magnitude of contemporary flood and erosion events. It promises to be another lively session, stimulating good discussion, and all are welcome. [Click on poster to enlarge]

See also: How can environmental history shape the future?; “This sacrifice will bring retribution” – deforestation and its consequences

Photo: Carting railway sleepers from Totara Reserve, Opawe Road, Pohangina Valley, about 1904. Photo by C. E. Wildbore. Palmerston North City Library.

One thought on “Seminar: how can environmental history shape the future?

  1. I really enjoyed this session, which was well-attended, mainly by geographers, ecologists and planners, but also by a historian and a geomorphologist. Lots of great questions – to which I was able (to a greater or lesser degree) to respond with at least vaguely intelligent answers.

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