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From Instants to Eons:

Time in Environment and Environmental History

International Conference organized by the Centre for Environmental History in Estonia (KAJAK), Institute of History, Tallinn University

March 25-26, 2013

Lecture Hall 1, Institute of History

Rüütli 10, Tallinn

Programme

Monday, March 25

10.00 – 10.15 Opening words. Prof. Ulrike Plath(Tallinn University/ Under and Tuglas Literature Centre)
10.15 – 11.15 Keynote lecture. Prof. Verena Winiwarter (Alpen-Adria Universität, Klagenfurt) - Turning Points in the Interaction between Humans and the Environment
11.15 – 11.45 Coffee
11.45 – 13.15 Session 1: Time Scales and Temporalities in Environmental History
Prof. Timo Myllyntaus (University of Turku) - Multiple Ways to Braid the Time. Rethinking Time Scales of Environmental History
Junzo Uchiyama (Research Institute for Humanity and Nature, Japan), Kati Lindström (University of Tartu) - Leap, Revolution, Turn or a Boiling Point - Uneven Temporalities of Becoming Neolithic
Justine Walter(University of Leipzig/ German Archaeological Institute (DAI), Rome) - When Asteius was Archon at Athens, Great Earthquakes Occurred…
Dating Extraordinary Natural Phenomena in European Antiquity
13.15 – 14.45 Lunch
14.45 – 16.45 Session 2: Time in Natural and Cultural Landscapes (chair Tiiu Koff)
Alar Läänelaid (University of Tartu) andHeldur Sander -200 Years in Estonian Landscapes: Larches Record Climate and Other Events
Triin Reitalu(Tallinn University of Technology) - Human History Affecting Plant Communities
Stig Roar Svenningsen(The Royal Library, Copenhagen/ Roskilde University), Andreas Aagaard Christensen (Copenhagen University) - Time, Space and the History of Agricultural Landscapes: Environmental History Across Different Temporal and Spatial Scales in a Case Study of a Danish Agricultural Landscape
Prof. Hannes Palang (Tallinn University) - Time Boundaries, Landscape Patterns and Political Structures
16.45 – 17.15 Coffee
17.15 – 18.15 Keynote lecture. Frank Zelko (University of Vermont, RCC) - Is Bigger Always Better?: Teaching Environmental History in the Anthropocene
19.00 Reception

Tuesday, March 26

09.00 – 10.30 Session 3: Conquering and Reconquering the Space and Time
Jan Risberg, Göran Alm, Anna Plikk, Mats Regnell, Sven Isaksson, Jan Storå (Stockholm University); Mattias Pettersson, Roger Wikell (Arkeloghuset, Stockholm) - Early Stone Age Immigration to the Stockholm Area
Gurly Vedru(Tallinn University) - Time in Past: Re-using a Site
Prof. Ulrike Plath (Tallinn University/ Under and Tuglas Literature Centre) - The Curonian Crocodile. Prehistory, Imagination, and Patriotism in the Early 19th Century
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee
11.00 – 12.00 Keynote lecture. Hannes Bergthaller (National Chung-Hsing University, Taichung) -  Narrating World Society: Environmental History as Grand Récit
12.00 – 13.30 Lunch
13.30 – 15.00 Session 4: The Estonian History of Man-Environment Relationship and Conservation
Priit Raudkivi(Tallinn University) – The Plague in Social Memory. Some Reflections on Written and Oral Tradition in Estonian Context
Robert W. Smurr(The Evergreen State College, Olympia)- Nationalizing Nature: The History and Preservation of Estonia’s Glacial Erratic Boulders
Simo Laakkonen(University of Turku/ Södertörn University) -The Missing Half? Neglected Urban-Industrial Time in Estonian Environmental History
15.00 – 15.30 Coffee
15.30 – 16.30 Keynote lecture. Dolly Jørgensen(Umeå University) - Happy Endings: How Choosing the End Points of Our Histories Matters
16.30 Closing words. Prof. Ulrike Plath

 

 

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