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Wednesday, May 8, 2019 (All day)
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HUCE Seminar Room 440, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge

Ocean, Island, Shore: Placing the Global Pacific in the Age of Climate Change

Join the Environmental History Working Group for an all-day interdisciplinary workshop supported by the Harvard University Center for the Environment, Harvard University Asia Center, Harvard University Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and the Pacific Circle.

9:00-9:05 opening remarks by organizers

Chair: Xiaofei Gao (Fung Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University Asia Center)

 

9:05-9:50 John Huth (Donner Professor of Science, Department of Physics, Harvard University)

TBA

Discussant: Christina Thompson (Editor, Harvard Review, Harvard University)

 

9:50-10:35 John Hayashi (Ph.D. Candidate, Department of History, Harvard University)

Writing the History of Japanese Transoceanic Migration and Disease Prevention

Discussant: Warwick Anderson (Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Visiting Professor of Australian Studies, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University)

 

COFFEE BREAK

 

Chair: Sugata Bose (Gardiner Professor of Oceanic History and Affairs, Department of History, Harvard University)

10:50-11:35 Jonas Ruegg (Ph.D. Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University)

Mapping the Kuroshio Frontier: Japan's Discovery of the Black Current

Discussant: Helen Rozwadowski (Director of the Maritime Studies Program and Associate Professor of History, Department of History, University of Connecticut, Avery Point)

 

11:35-12:20 Michaela Thompson (Preceptor of Environmental Science and Public Policy and Giorgio Ruffolo Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sustainability Science, Kennedy School of Goverment, Harvard University)

Red Fish, Green Fish: A History of the Bristol Bay Sockeye Fishery

Discussant: Alexis Dudden (Professor of History, Department of History, University of Connecticut)

 

LUNCH BREAK

 

Chair: Stefan Huebner (SSRC Transregional Research Fellow and Visiting Scholar, Harvard University Asia Center)

1:10-1:55 Jason O. Chang (Associate Professor of History and Asian American Studies, Department of History, University of Connecticut)

The Maritime Racial Form of the Indo-Pacific: Lascar and Danjia Sailors in the Long Nineteenth Century

Discussant: Anthony D. Medrano (Ziff Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Center for the Environment)

 

1:55-2:40 Edward (Ted) Melillo (Associate Professor of History and Environmental Studies, Department of Environmental Studies, Amherst College)

'Oiwi (Native) History of Kona Coffee in a Global Perspective

Discussant: Ian J. Miller (Professor of History, Department of History, Harvard University)

 

COFFEE BREAK

 

Chair: Anthony D. Medrano (Ziff Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Center for the Environment)

3:00-3:45 Bathsheba Demuth (Assistant Professor of History and Environment and Society, Departments of Environmental Studies and History, Brown University)

Writing North Pacific History Through its Ecosystems: Russia, the United States, and Trophic Change

Discussant: Stefan Huebner (SSRC Transregional Research Fellow and Visiting Scholar, Harvard University Asia Center)

 

3:45-4:30 Wenjiao Cai (Ph.D. Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University)

At the Littoral Edge: Tideland Reclamation and Borderland Development in Late Choson Korea, 1600-1910

Discussant: Peter C. Perdue (Professor of History, Department of History, Yale University)

 

4:30-5:30 Closing Session

Moderators: Stefan Huebner (SSRC Transregional Research Fellow and Visiting Scholar, Harvard University Asia Center); Anthony D. Medrano (Ziff Environmental Fellow, Harvard University Center for the Environment); Jonas Ruegg (Ph.D. Candidate, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University)

 

This workshop is supported by: Harvard University Center for the Environment, Harvard University Asia Center, Harvard University Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, and the Pacific Circle.

Contact Name: 

Anthony Medrano

Research Areas: 

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Email: huce@environment.harvard.edu
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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