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The Inscribing Environmental Memory Project
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Humanities. (English)
2013 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Research clusters within the Nordic Network for Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies (NIES), the North Atlantic Biocultural Organization (NABO) and the Global Human Ecodynamics Alliance (GHEA), in cooperation with partner networks in the USA, the UK and the Nordic countries, have undertaken a major interdisciplinary research initiative that aims to examine environmental memory in the medieval Icelandic sagas, with a prominent focus on historical processes of environmental change and adaptation. The medieval Sagas of Icelanders constitute one key corpus, among other literary and documentary corpora, to be investigated in this initiative. Anchored in traditional fields of study (e.g. saga studies and various medieval-studies fields) as well as newer and emerging fields (e.g. integrated history and historical ecology, ecocriticism, digital and environmental humanities, etc.), the initiative brings together literary scholars, anthropologists, archaeologists, historians, geographers, digital humanities specialists and environmental and life scientists in a coordinated set of sub-projects. The initiative seeks to foreground evidence of changing environmental conditions in Iceland, Greenland and Scandinavia from the late Iron Age through the pre-Industrial period, with a guiding focus on long-term human ecodynamics and the relations among ecological change and adaptation, on the one hand, and resource management, social organization/conflict and resilience on the other. Numerous IEM workshops organized by NIES, NABO, GHEA and various university networks are taking place in 2013 in Sweden, Scotland and Iceland. This talk briefly sketches how this initiative began and how it has developed over the past year. More importantly, it looks ahead to where we expect IEM to be heading in the next year and beyond.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013.
Keyword [en]
Global environmental change, environmental humanities, environmental memory, integrated humanities and social sciences, historical ecology, ecocriticism, digital humanities, environmental humanities
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-20971OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-20971DiVA: diva2:684434
Conference
North Atlantic Biocultural Organization (NABO) General Meeting, Stefansson Arctic Institute, Akureyri, Iceland, 12-13 July, 2013
Available from: 2014-01-08 Created: 2014-01-08 Last updated: 2014-09-11Bibliographically approved

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