ANNOUNCING  A  SECOND  APPLICATION  ROUND  FOR  THE  GRADUATE  FIELD  COURSE      

Understanding  the  Human  Dimensions  of  Long-­‐term  Environmental  Change:     Transformations  of  Iceland  from  the  Viking  Era  through  the  late  Medieval  Period   (CE  850-­‐1500)     A  unique  graduate  course  in  integrated  Environmental  Humanities  and  Social  Sciences     Bárðardalur,  Northern  Iceland,  5-­‐15  June  2015  

 

  Application  Deadline:  15  March  2015  

The  Svartarkot  Culture-­‐Nature  intensive  graduate  summer  course  (7.5  ECTS)  Understanding  the  Human   Dimensions   of   Long-­‐term   Environmental   Change  is   co-­‐organized   by   The  Reykjavik   Academy,   City   University   of   New   York   and   Mid   Sweden   University,   in   close  cooperation   with  NABO   (The   North   Atlantic   Biocultural  Organisation),  NIES  (The  Nordic  Network  for  Interdisciplinary  Environmental  Studies),  GHEA   (The  Global  Human  Ecodynamics  Alliance)  and  the  Circumpolar  Networks  case  of  IHOPE.  The  course  is   accredited  by  University  of  Akureyri.       Aimed   at   masters   and   doctoral-­‐level   study,   this   summer   course   based   on   the   Northern   edge   of   the   Icelandic  highland  wilderness  addresses  questions  of  long-­‐term  societal  resilience  in  the  face  of  climate   change,   competition   and   societal   conflict   over   natural   resources,   effects   of   early   globalization   and   anthropogenic   transformation   of   landscapes   and   ecosystems   at   multiple   times   scales.   Building   upon   the   successful  course  Environmental  Memory  and  Change  in  Medieval  Iceland   organized  in  August  2014,  the   2015  course  involves  multiple  excursions  and  lectures  in  the  field  and  integrates  perspectives,  theories   and  methodologies  from  multiple  disciplines  in  the  environmental  humanities  and  social  sciences.  The   course   focuses  chiefly   on   human   dimensions   of   long-­‐term   environmental   change   with   the   aid   of   innovative   digital   humanities   tools   and   outputs,   close   reading   of   medieval  documentary   and   literary   sources   in   translation   and   reviews   of   the   latest   archeological   and   palaeoecological   research   and   field   work  in  Northern  Iceland.  All  course  lectures,  readings,  discussions  and  writing  will  be  in  English.  

 

  Understanding   the   Human   Dimensions   of   Long-­‐term   Environmental   Change  integrates   the   lectures,   presentations  and  workshop  discussions  from  the  following  academic  disciplines  &  research  fields:     •  Environmental  Archeology     •  Integrative  Digital  &  Environmental  Humanities     •  Historical  Ecology   •  Environmental  History     •  Environmental  Anthropology     •  Saga  Studies     •  Palaeoecology     •  Literary  Ecocriticism     The  official  course  description  online  includes  useful  information  on  application  procedures,  deadlines,   tuition,  practical  arrangements,  and  full  contact  details.     http://scn.akademia.is/summer-­‐course.html     Postdocs  and  senior  scholars  are  also  welcome  to  apply  to  follow  the  course.  The  same  course  fees   apply.     Welcome  to  Bardardalur  this  summer  for  an  outstanding  opportunity  to  study  environmental  change  in   and  among  some  of  Iceland's  most  intriguing  and  arresting  environments  at  the  edge  of  the  Arctic  Circle.   Sincerely,     Vidar  Hreinsson   Thomas  McGovern   &  Steven  Hartman  

  -­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐             -­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐           -­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐-­‐       Steven  Hartman                 Professor  of  English  Literature           Chair,  Nordic  Network  for  Interdisciplinary       Environmental  Studies  (NIES)           http://www.miun.se/nies           Coordinator,  Eco-­‐Humanities  Hub           (ECOHUM)                     http://www.miun.se/ecohum         Department  of  Humanities             Mid  Sweden  University               87170  Sundsvall,  Sweden             [email protected]               tel.  +46-­‐(0)703-­‐664  944            

Thomas  McGovern                 Professor  of  Archaeology             Coordinator,  North  Atlantic  Biocultural         Organization  (NABO)               www.nabohome.org             Associate  Director,  CUNY  Human           Ecodynamics  Research  Center  (HERC)       http://herc.gc.cuny.edu/           Director,  Zooarchaeology  Laboratory       Anthropology  Dept.,  Hunter  College  CUNY     695  Park  Ave  NYC  10065  USA           [email protected]         tel.  +1  212  772  5410              

Vidar  Hreinsson   General  Editor,  Complete  Sagas       of  Icelanders   Coordinator,  Svartarkot  Culture-­‐       Nature       http://scn.akademia.is   Reykjavik  Academy           Þórunnartún  2,  105  Reykjavík     Iceland     http://akademia.is/en/   [email protected]   [email protected]   tel.  +354  844  8645  

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