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Lecture with Dr. Amanda Wooden and Henry Misa: Climate, Environment, and Society in Medieval Central Eurasia: Ongoing Research and Modern Implications

July 21, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Dr. Wooden is an associate professor of Environmental Politics and Policy at Bucknell University.

Henry Misa is a PhD candidate at the Ohio State University, Department of History, specializing in premodern Central Asian history. His dissertation research focuses on socio-ecological relations and resources utilization during the Medieval Climate Anomaly. He is also a CESSI alum.

This presentation will provide a thousand-to-one-thousand-five-hundred-year perspective on the modern climate change crisis in Central Eurasia. It will be divided into two sections. The first section will cover the modern crisis based on the findings of IPCC AR6 as it relates to Central Eurasia and local discussions in Tajik, Uzbek, and Qazaq. Second section will provide on overviewed of ongoing research on the medieval environmental history of Central Asia with coverage of the Big Chill, the Medieval Climate Anomaly, and the Qarakhanid state (dawla).


July 21, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Central Eurasian Studies Summer Institute (CESSI)
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