The Climate and Environmental History Seminar: "Crisis, conflicts and climate"
Date: Wednesday 20 September 2023
Time: 15.00 – 17.00
Location: Room D837, Department of History, Stockholm University, and via Zoom
Crisis, conflicts and climate: a new research project on Ölandic ringforts
The Climate and Environmental History Seminar welcomes Kerstin Lidén, professor in Archaeological Science at Stockholm University.
The purpose of the project is to study a period of conflict, crisis and climate change in Scandinavia. We will study one of the more prominent Ölandic ancient remains, the ringforts, how people utilized them and put them into their Scandinavian and European context. The period of interest is 300-700 AD where external factors were similar to the ones we are experiencing right now, i.e. a warming climate, covid-19 and worldwide conflicts.
Kerstin Lidén is PI for the project and is professor in Archaeological Science at Stockholm University. She heads the Archaeological Research Laboratory and is also one of three leaders for Environmental research in the Human Sciences area. She applies natural scientific methods on an archaeological source material to answer archaeological questions.
The seminar is co-convened with The Medieval Seminar
and held in room D837, Department of History, Stockholm University and via Zoom:
Last updated: August 18, 2023
Source: Historiska institutionen