Perspectives on Public Policy in Societal-Environmental Crises: What the Future Needs from History
A CCHRI-Max-Planck publication has been published.
The PAGES endorsed Climate Change & History Research Initiative (CCHRI) is an international interdisciplinary project to bring together archaeologists, historians and climate historians as well as paleoenvironmentalists in an endeavour to transcend disciplinary boundaries and avoid mutual misunderstanding in respect of the use and application of data. The project was established through the History Department at Princeton University, USA, in order to promote and develop better integration and collaboration between social, human and natural sciences relevant to past responses to environmental and related challenges.
In this publication "Perspectives on Public Policy in Societal-Environmental Crises: What the Future Needs from History" the chapters "respond to one big thematic issue: how to research and understand historical societal resilience; and one big question: what sort of past does the future need? They attempt to address these through three linked themes: can history be made more relevant to modern policy in respect of environmental and climate challenges? To what extent do our various sources indicate awareness and management of risk and/or the implementation of mitigating strategies in the past? And how can we identify ‘resilience’ in the social praxis of historical agents?"