Climate History Network

A network of interdisciplinary scholars studying past climate change

Workshop Report: Colonialism and Climate History

NewAerialOn June 6-7, 2013, Georgetown University’s Mortara Center for International Studies hosted the workshop “Colonialism and Climate History,” organized by John McNeill, Franz Mauelshagen, Eleonora Rohland, and Jean-François Mouhot.  The presenters, both historians and geographers, explored perceptions, reconstructions, impacts, and adaptations to climate, climate change, and extreme weather in the colonial context.  Coverage ranged from the early modern period to the Cold War; and while most presentations focused on the Americas, two papers also examined case studies in East Africa and Indochina.

A full list of presenters and topics is available here.


About Sam White

Assistant Professor of History at the Ohio State University

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