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Flyer - Oeschger Centre for Climate Change Research

Historisches Seminar

Historisches Institut

OESCHGER CENTRE

CLIMATE CHANGE RESEARCH

Climate and beyond

Knowledge Production about Planet Earth and the

Global Environment as Indicators of Social Change

Bern, 23 – 25 January 2013

(c) Bern Tourismus

The conference brings together historians of the earth sciences and environmental historians.

It aims to explore the social, cultural and political changes induced by earth scientists

and the knowledge and institutions they have created over the last two centuries.

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SCOPE OF THE CONFERENCE

The conference will look at the issue of social change through the lens of earth matters. What do we

learn about societies, their norms and collective mentalities by analyzing how people dealt with planet

earth, its history, climate, surface patterns, or the mechanisms underlying its dynamic structure?

Topics of the precirculated papers include, for instance, the debate on desertification in the 19th

century, the idea of deep time for social thinking about the future or the history of Arctic research.

Each paper presentation will be followed by 20 minutes of comment and discussion. Invited speakers

are Erhard Oeser (Wien, A) and Naomi Oreskes (San Diego, USA). The public evening lecture is

given by Joachim Radkau (Bielefeld, D).

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PROGRAMME

Wednesday, January 23: 14:00 Opening, Presentations

19:00 Public keynote lecture

Thursday, January 24: 09:00 – 18:00 Presentations, Discussions

19:30 Conference dinner

Friday, January 25: 09:00 – 13:00 Presentations, Final discussion

14:30 City of Bern guided tour

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SESSIONS AND SPEAKERS

- Coping with Tectonic and Climatic Hazards: Erhard Oeser (Vienna, A), Kerry Smith (Providence,

USA), Conevery Bolton Valencius (Boston, USA), Brian Rumsey (Lawrence, USA), Anna Carlsson-

Hyslop (Lancaster, UK), Public lecture: Joachim Radkau (Bielefeld, D)

- Global Resources and Knowledge Production: Andrea Westermann (Zurich, CH), Perrin Selcer

(Austin, USA), Christian Kehrt (Hamburg, D)

- Arctic Research: Scientific, Economic and Social Impact: Alexandra M. Avdonina (Vladimir,

RUS), Ronald E. Doel (Tallahassee, USA), Matthias Heymann (Aarhus, DK)

- Earth and Climate Governance: Naomi Oreskes (San Diego, USA), Ola Uhrqvist (Linköping, S),

Elena Aronova (San Diego, USA; Fribourg, CH), Matthias Dörries (Strasbourg, F), Christoph Rosol

(Berlin, D), Geoffrey I. Nwaka (Uturu, NG)

- Empires, European Experts and the Sciences of the Earth: Ryan Tucker Jones (Pocatello, USA),

Lorena B. Valderrama (Valencia, E), Bernhard C. Schär (Bern, CH), Philipp N. Lehmann (Cambridge,

USA)

The detailed programme is available at:

http://www.oeschger.unibe.ch/events/conferences/climatenbeyond/programme_en.html

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GENERAL INFORMATION

Information about the conference venue and accommodation will be made available in August 2012

on the conference website:

http://www.oeschger.unibe.ch/events/conferences/climatenbeyond/index_en.html

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REGISTRATION

The registration fee of CHF 80 (students CHF 40) includes (no services can be excluded):

• Conference registration and material (CHF 40 without VAT)

• Coffee breakes and the snack buffet on the last conference day (CHF 40 incl. 8% VAT).

Participation at the conference dinner (24 January) is optional and a supplementary fee of CHF 60

(students CHF 30) will be charged.

Please register until 30 November 2012 at:

http://www.oeschger.unibe.ch/events/conferences/climatenbeyond/registration_en.html

We are looking forward to meeting you in Bern!

Andrea Westermann (andrea.westermann@hist.uzh.ch)

Christian Rohr (christian.rohr@hist.unibe.ch)

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