A Changing Climate for Anthropological Research

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A Changing Climate for Anthropological Research

A Changing Climate for Anthropological Research - This event has been moved.

Friday, November 2, 2012
4:00pm-5:30pm
317 Silsby Hall
Intended Audience(s): Public
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There is growing anthropological interest in climate change. Archaeology was quick to realize its implications for comprehending the past and has done a lot to illuminate its impacts on human communities. The last few years have also seen a sharp uptick in cultural anthropological attention. Most of this research has focused on the local impacts of climate change and the implications of cultural models for culturally sensitive mitigation and adaptation policy. But as the keystone discipline in the social sciences . holistic in its theoretical efforts to integrate the realms of human thought and action, universalistic in its global and temporal empirical reach . Anthropology is ideally positioned to make a quite different contribution: improving the modeling that underlies projections of climate change and its effects. This talk assesses the most important of these models, identifies their limitations, and surveys three areas of anthropological research that could greatly improve them. Sponsored by the Robert A. 1925 and Catherine L. McKennan Fund for Anthropology and the Asian and Middle-Eastern Studies Program
http://www2.umaine.edu/anthropology/Roscoe.html
For more information, contact:
Therese Perin-Deville
603-646-3256

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